In the next two days they
will install the tents in the first high altitude camp
The Andalucian climbers
of Andalucia Everest Expedition are back at Advanced Base Camp (6,450m).
It has been seven days since they left this altitude and there they met
Spanish adventure friends like Carlos Garranzo from Cartagena and the
Basque group of José Feijoo, who will go down tomorrow to Base Camp to
The plan is not going well at
all and some delay days are being accumulated. Practically any expedition has
made it to camp 1, which delays the plan even more and the possibilities of
summit get dispersed. In the next days, Huisa and Lopez will try to get to
the first high altitude camp and install their tents and get to camp 2 as soon
as possible to equip it.
There are two possibilities
for the Andalucian climbers: the first is to get to camp 1 and go down to
recover to base with two days of delay and added effort. The second is to
stay at an altitude no lower than Advanced until the summit attempt days which
means a negative wear. The situation is getting complicated and the choice
for the climbers is not easy.
Juan Antonio Huisa and Pedro
Lopez had an accidented ascent the previous day to the intermediate camp, with
the delay of a porter and the surprise of occupied tents because of the agency
disorganization, so rest and moral were also hit.
Inconveniences to surpass
In the last days, unplanned
problems have piled up. Little anomalies that distract the attention and
concentration, a very important part of the feat. The spirit of the two
Andalucians has suffered a little in front of such a challenge. The decision
is not easy, anyone of the two options to take is negative. But the mountain
is like that, makes you surpass the inconveniences, beyond the form of the
terrain. Huisa and Lopez have demonstrated in more than one occasion that
they are made of the right stuff to make it. Time gets short and the goal is
from Spanish by Jorge Rivera
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