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  Everest 2006: Fi and Paul: Climbed up to Camp 2


Location: Camp 2
Altitude: 6425m
Local Time: 17:45, May 6
Weather: Fine all day. max 6C

Hi It's Paul here, Today we woke up at 5am, got ready and left camp 1 for camp 2 at 6:20am. The plan was to beat the heat of the day. We are climbing much faster now, and 2 hours and 40 minutes later we pulled into camp 2. The sun only hit us at about 8:30, so we timed it pretty well right. We were able to join Dennis, Jim & Jack who were already at camp 2 for their breakfast. We are really pleased to be climbing much faster as it's proof of our acclimatisation.

Testing sock combinations
I tried a slightly different sock combination today. I have been using a plastic bag between my liner and thick sock to stop any sweat getting into the thick, warm sock. The plastic bag is a bit annoying, because it makes my outer sock slip around. My feet were noticably cooler this morning, so I am going to have to try to work out a way to stop my socks from moving around so much.

Our plans
We are going to rest here tomorrow, and then climb up to camp 3 the next day. After sleeping the night we will hopefully climb up towards the yellow band on oxygen, to test it out. We will then return to camp 2 and go down to base camp the day after.

Other IMG climbers
Jim and Jack are going up to C3 tomorrow, Dennis will go up to C3 the day after with us. We haven't heard of Dan's plans, but I presume he will be coming up to C2 sometime soon. Brenda was going to camp 2 yesterday, but she didn't feel well and turned around at camp 1. She said she was still recovering from a cold and felt that a few more days in bc would do her good.

Mary's Trek
We heard from Mary this afternoon that she is at the Eco Lodge in Lobuche, suffering from a mild headache. However, she was very excited because she is going to have her first shower in many days. At US$18 per night, the Eco Lodge is one of the more expensive lodges on the trek into base camp, but it's really nice and the food is fantastic. Highly recommend the pizza! I am not sure of her plans, but I imagine she might rest there a day and then head up to Gorak Shep, before going to base camp.

That's all Folks,

Paul.

Updates

 

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