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  Mt. Everest 2005: Catalan Team North Side: More bad weather reports


Tents (camp 1) North Col ©EverestNews.com

The night in Camp 2 has been extremely hard, the wind that started to blow hard on the last third of the climb to Camp 2 made it very difficult for the planned installation of the tents, ours and the Sherpas. Camp 2 showed a very terrible image by the last hour of the afternoon, where besides us there was anyone else. The strong wind blew all night and as you can imagine, there was little sleep.  During the first lights of the morning our hope, that the wind would diminish according to the weather forecasts, had vanished after talking with the Sherpas if it was ok to leave to Camp 3, and despite having everything ready we saw it was not a good decision. That made us change all the strategy that we had planned and after discarding our stay at 7,600 for one or two night, waiting for an improvement for which we didn't have any guarantee, we decided to climb down to Advanced Base Camp, tired, and why not say it, defeated because all the plans based in weather data crashed. We clearly realized that a forecast is just a forecast, especially in the Himalayas.

According to last hour news, they plan to go to CAMP 2 on Thursday and attempt the summit during the weekend.

We'll keep you posted.

Sergi Guirado

Translated form Catalan by Jorge Rivera

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