(By the North FACE, the Col
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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