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  Everest 2006: The Majorca Everest expedition: Tomorrow it has been declared a day of mourning in the Base Camp


Three die sharps in the ice cascade of the Khumbu

Tomorrow it has been declared a day of mourning in the Base Camp

The Majorcan climbers, Juan Antonio Olivieri, Tolo Calafat I Tolo Quetglas, have had to postpone a day their plans from ascent to Field 1 due to the three death of sherpas due to a fall of serac, an irregularity in the surface of a glacier that presents/displays a chaotic structure with pieces and ice blocks, separated by deep cracks. The chance occurs that one of sherpas died was brother-in-law of of the gang of sherpas of the Majorcans. 

Tomorrow it has been decreed to day from mourning to the Base Camp and all the expeditions have suspended their operations. At the moment these expeditions accumulate a delay of one week to their expectations of assault to the great mountain.

Earlier dispatch: The Majorca’s expeditionary are in the Base Camp, where they will hope that the meteorological conditions are optimal to continue the ascent 

Due to the snow, which have a thickness of 40 centimeters, the expeditionary ones from "Majorca to dalt of tot. Everest 2006", will have to postpone a little, concretely between one or two days, the assault to the great mountain.

The past Thursday, 13th of April, Juan Antonio Olivieri, Tolo Calafat and Tolo Quetglas arrived at the Base Camp, located to 5,400 meters on the level of the sea, and initiated, after settling suitably, the preparations satisfactorily to carry out the ascent strategies to the Everest.

Last Monday, they was celebrated the invocation to the Gods of mountains to request protection and luck for the expedition and, yesterday the sherpas raised stores, equipment of scaling and food to them to fields 1 and 2, to 6,100 and 6,500 meters of height respectively.

The assault operation to the great mountain already has started up.

 

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