IN BASE CAMP
They will be back at
6,300 m of altitude in two days
Juan Antonio Huisa and
Pedro Lopez will climb again tomorrow, first thing in the morning to
intermediate camp and then to advanced base camp. They had both gone down
to base camp and Rongbuk to rest after a first contact with the 6,300 m of
altitude they had reached.
Although recovery at
5,200m is not optimal, the two climbers of Andalucia Everest Expedition
have recovered strength to make a new excursion to advanced base camp.
They will both leave early in the morning, alone - with no Sherpas - in a
march of about six hours up to Intermediate Base Camp, where they will
find refuge in the same tents where they were seven days ago.
Both have recovered
strength and acclimatized their bodies for the next few days to continue
with their feat to reach the summit of the highest mountain of the planet
and finish the ascent of the highest summits of each continent. A matter of illusion...
Huisa and Pedro have been
pursuing Everest for five long weeks. Just a handful out of the around
seven hundred people who will attempt it this season will make it. The
chosen ones, those capable of making one more step when the legs, lungs
and heart tell you not to do it and turn around. The ascent to this great
thing is a matter of illusion, of courage and to defeat fear and logic.
Also a matter of luck. Luck has to be added to a good plan of progress
on its tragic slopes and also the alliance to other climbers. And with
the weather. If the weather permits...
from Spanish by Jorge Rivera
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