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 Everest 2006: Everest – UPCT 2006 Luis Carlos Garranzo Ibanez, Summit


(By the North FACE, the Col North route)

On the 18th May 2006, Carlos Garranzo, a sole climber sponsored by the University Polytechic of Cartagena (Spain) informed us that he had reached the peak at 7.30am. He arrived at the summit with Josu Feijoo (member of the expedition NEC Everest 2006) and accompanied by 2 sherpas.

On Wednesday 17the May, he had reached Camp III, situated at 8,350 meters and on the day of May 18 he had the strength to reach the peak. That same afternoon, they went back down to Camp II and on the following day, May 19th they arrived at the Advance Base Camp where they announced the excellent news.

Carlos, who had arrived in Nepal on 27th March to acclimatise by trekking to Island Peak, met up on this phase of the journey with the Andalucian Everest 2006 expedition with whom he did the first part in Nepal and later in China until their total withdrawal from the expedition. After getting into the higher camps alone, he descended to Pasumg to recover strength and wait for good weather in order to try the Peak. During this descent he met up with Josu Feijoo whom he had already got to know in the Chinese Base Camp.  

In a brief communication from base camp on the 19th both mountaineers are well (given the fact that Josu is diabetic and insulin dependent) but both added that the descent was extremely difficult. Communication lines failed but we will have further details when they arrive in Kathmandu, possibly May 24th

 

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