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  Mt Everest 2006 Nepal side: Dirk has finalized his second acclimation


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Update 5/08/2006: Just heard from Dirk that he has finalized his second acclimation. Thereto he had spent the night from 4. to 5. of May in camp III and climbed down again to BC. He is now waiting for the next weather window which allows him to keep going higher and finally summit that mountain. He is highly motivated and envisages the 11. of May. So keep all you fingers crossed for a good weather forecast. Best regard to all of you

Update 5/2/2006: Plans are set up to head to camp 2, next week to camp 3 and back to base camp for a couple of days rest. Then it gets down to business.

Update: Greetings from Dirk to all of you! He spent two nights in camp 1 and one night in camp 2. The next days camp 3 will be established. It seems that Apa Sherpa tries to find and motivate additional Sherpas, since there a more climbers than Sherpas at the moment. He feels quite good, except some pain in the back due to spending more than 14 hours in the tent.

Earlier Update: Slowly the news seem to concentrate that the three sherpas were killed by several ice towers in the moment they have passed the ice fall on their way to camp 2. Five injured Sherpas arrived safely at the base camp. The spirit on the base camp is hit rock bottom. Dirk is extremely shock and his thoughts are with their families. regards from base camp in grief

Earlier 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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