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  Everest 2006: N. Ireland and England Everest 2006 Expedition: details


 

Update: Disaster struck last night at Base camp last night when the generator went out and Andy and I had to dive into our tent early than we expected, we have been missing all the others who are still up at ABC but we have been heartened by the news that most them have made it safe to the North Col and back to ABC, the lucky …….

Anyway this our breakfast was the normal delightful porridge, (a word of warning to everyone when I get home never offer me porridge!) the rest our day was a normal base camp day, simply visiting other teams and drinking tea, I must admit base camp is a bit of ghost camp at the moment, as everyone seems to be up at ABC or down at a lower altitude.

The highlight of the our day was Jonathan, Steve, Fergal, Geoffrey, Adrian and Alan returning to BC, the guys returned this evening at 5pm full of stories of their adventure, and their difficult return from ABC, they timed it really well as it just started to snow as they entered the mess tent and it has not stopped snowing since, in fact there is as much snow on the ground now as last week, so I think we shall be stilling put for another few days?

Hassie and Kate have decided to stay at ABC for another night and Francis decided that he would also stay in case they were in any danger? They may return to BC tomorrow but with the snow lying everywhere I would doubt it?

Thankfully with Steve returning to BC I was able to fix the generator, Steve was a great help and advised me that Red is Live and Black was neutral, brilliant if there are any lines that Steve put up near you, you are in no danger, he is an electrical genius!

Adrian is in much better mood now that he has returned to BC, we thought we had lost him for a few days there, but the extra oxygen has certainly recharged his batteries?

Alan has grown a lovely Ginger head of hair and it suits him well! Well we think so;

As for Steve and Jonathan the trip to a higher altitude has had little or no effect other than Steve has said I can have another drive in the DB9 in the Summer.( Steve, I promise I will not crash it again)

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