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