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  Mt. Everest 2005: Catalan Team North Side: Tomorrow we will pass the 8,000 meters mark


 

Sunday, May 15, 2005 - From Camp I to Camp II - After a very cold night (-25ºC) on the North Col at 7,000 meters and hit hard by the wind we could rest find.  At 7h in the morning we had a good sun that had put us ar work, with our first task, to melt snow to be able to eat and get energy for the long day ahead of us.  After 9h in the morning, all ready and covered we have left from the North Col to Camp 2.  the ridge we followed all day was endless , we had slopes of snow, some steeper than others, and while we were walking we looked back at Camp 1 and it seems smaller as we progress, and the North Face of Everest is getting closer and closer.  The wind has made our march difficult in some moments, coming in strong gusts.  At 15h in the afternoon we were at 7,600m in Camp 2, we installed the tents, with the help of the Sherpas, and we got into our refuge to recover strength, because in this moment the wind started to blow very hard.  From the tent we can see the summit of Everest and in front our old friend Cho Oyu to remember past expeditions.

We will gather strength because tomorrow we will pass the 8,000 meters mark, waiting for the wind to diminish tonight so that we can rest to continue working tomorrow.

Good night from Camp 2.

Translated form Catalan by Jorge Rivera

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