Map showing the location where Xu Jing
said he saw a body in 1960. ©EverestNews.com
bbk-Everest 2006 expedition has decided to quit today. Ferrán Latorre was not
feeling well when he was around 8,000 m. Juan Vallejo felt tired and
dehydrated when he was at 8,400 m with 5 hours still to climb, so Alberto
Iñurrategi had to quit also.
now at 7,900m in their last camp. They will descend to Camp I tomorrow.
Sebastián commented that this is the result of an acclimatization process in
record time and harsh weather. The climbers were very exhausted after they
climbed to Camp I.
be no second summit attempt. They will return home next week. Jorge Rivera
Update: The Spanish have
moved up to around 7500 meters, still a very long dangerous way to go....
Update: The Spanish are said
to be on the move again, details are VERY thin, Avalanche risk is VERY high...
Earlier Update: The Spanish have arrived at Everest after climbing
some small peaks. They plan an Alpine style attempt on the summit via the Hornbein. They are expected to start
moving up soon....
Background: Alberto Inurrategui will attempt to climb
Everest alpine style, along with Juan Vallejo and Ferran Latorre. They will
take the Hornbein Corridor. They should have installed their Base Camp around
August 26 and their summit bid will be in the middle of September.
Jon Beloki, who has been Alberto’s
partner all the time is not motivated for this feat and decided not to go.
They have been together in their previous Al Filo de lo Imposible (At the
Edge of the Impossible) expeditions, which films documentaries for TVE (Spain
TV). Their last expedition together was to Shivling, last May.....
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