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  Mt Everest 2006 Nepal side: Dirk at base camp


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Update: Yesterday on Good Friday there was the Puta ceremony which shall plead for the mountain's mercy. However the weather was very gracious, bright sunshine...  We think of the people in Katmandu which are still in a severe situation.... the base camp is too far to be affected. I meet the other climbers of the expedition, the No Limit team which I already learn to appreciate very much. So to say I sprained my ankle on the bad paths of the base camp and gained the professional help of them. According to their advices I take anti-inflammatory medicine and simply keep on going.

On Saturday I start at 6:00 am to challenge the icefall for the first time this year. The sun is covered by the Everest himself for the first two hours and I walk with cold feet until the sun heats up the whole valley drastically.  There are less ladders than last year. It takes me three hours to climb up to 6.000 mtrs and two hours to climb down. I am quite content since I feel much more air in my lungs than last year, optimism keeps you alive, but I do not dare to make conclusions to my overall future body conditions in higher altidutes. When they are about to establish camp 2 I am planning to spend the night in camp 1 to ascent further. After diner I am back in by tent, my ankle feels not bad. Thanks to the doctors of No Limit.

Happy Eastern to all of you.
Dirk

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