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.
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