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  Mt. Everest 2005: Catalan Team North Side Update


Tents (camp 1) North Col ©EverestNews.com

Update: April 14, 2005 - Chukung-Deboche

After the exhausting journey of yesterday, we have turned back to Lukla.  All of us have felt yesterday's effort and the march has been easy and relaxed, and we preferred to view the landscapes we had already seen.  In the middle of the trail, in Shomare, we have had the glad surprise to met the members of the Valencia Expedition who will try to climb Everest by the South Face.  Xavi, Merce and Albert have spent time together with them in 98 in Cho Oyu and they had remembered old times and have made a gross bet: "To meet again on the summit of Everest".  In the little but comfortable lodge located in Deboche we have found again the green of the trees which we have not seen in more than a week and, can you believe that this is a wonderful sensation.

Relaxed and in front of a cup of tea we have made an assessment of the progress of the expedition, and we feel satisfied because the process of acclimatization, the main objective of the trekking, has been completed successfully because none of us has had significant problems during the ascent and we are physically very good.  We would also like to thank all those people, companies and institutions, especially the City of Esplugues who have made possible this first part of the project which has ended well.

Namasté

Translated by Jorge Rivera

Updates

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