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  Everest 2006: N. Ireland and England Everest 2006 Expedition: Matt Damon movies


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Update: Saturday morning Adrian, Alan, Andy and Francis were due to leave base camp at 09:30, unfortunately their transport turned up at 09:00 Chinese time and not Nepal time, so after a mad panic to get all their gear packed and ready we said a tearful good bye to the boys, we have really enjoyed their company over the last month and they will be sadly missed by all. Adrian was in tears at leaving base camp as he has enjoyed the cold, snow and the miserable conditions, don’t worry Adrian its ok for a man to cry, Andy nearly broke the handle of the 4x4 he was in such a panic to get away from BC! As for Alan he has been missing Linda so badly he was also in a panic to get away, Francis was as cool as ever.

After this, the day was spent relaxing in the mess tent and highlight of the day was watching Sahara and the Borne Supremacy on DVD, Geoffrey was quite taken with Matt Damon movies and has been asking for a repeat showing!

Sunday and the team moved out for Interim camp again, and no one was really looking forward the prospect of a 4 hour walk (make that 5 for Kate) in the boiling heat, anyway after approximately 4 hours we eventually arrived at the camp and set up for the night, dinner this evening as particularly delicious consisting of Indian boil in the bag meals, I think I got a vegetarian option, excellent, luck me. The camp we also were lucky enough to occupy was like lying on a bed of nails, so a wonderful night of sleep was had by all.

Monday morning we awoke to have another a beautiful breakfast of Indian curry again! This was the first time ever I have had curry for breakfast and hopefully the last, the curry was so good that I still tasted it a day later. So after breakfast we set out on the four hour (again make that 5 hour for Kate with poor Raymond trailing behind!) walk to Advance Base Camp, this is comparable to the walk from Base camp to Interim camp. Again we eventually arrived in our ABC in great health and spirits.

The rest of evening was spent repairing the generator and other things around ABC, we have came to the conclusion, that if it going to break it will break on Everest, it has become a full time job fixing equipment.

Tuesday has been a rest day at camp, preparing equipment and food for higher up on the mountain, tomorrow morning at 8 am we move out for the North Col, we will hopefully camp at the North Col for the night and the following day climb to camp two 7700m, this will be our highest point Everest before making a summit bid.

That’s all for now from the monkey...

Neill

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