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  Mt. Everest 2005: Norwegian Men's expedition at North Col


 
 

Update: The team is currently at the North col

Resting in Base Camp by Petter by the last report filed

Last night, the last team came down from ABC and the acclimatisation trip in the mountain. As I, Vidar, Morten and both the ‘Henriks’ felt degraded to a B-team, we were expecting a brotherly welcoming from the A-team boys who had already spent three to four resting days in BC.

More than a hundred metres away, we could hear some swinging music from the pub- and mess tent, Track 1.  “What a reception”, I thought, as I dragged the tent canvas aside. Here the whole A-team was present, freshly shaved and smelling good. Not one un-trimmed nose hair to be spotted. I was touched, but in a split of a second I understood the whole session.  At the very back, by the table, three climbers from another expedition were sitting and two of them had splendid nice female features. “Oh, damn”, I was thinking, once again the A-team has cut ahead of us. Not only did they outclass us to ABC, but by now, bearded and exhausted we once again have to compete with a team packed with self-confidence and a nice smell.

How did the battle about female attention go? There were no winners – no losers. Both of them left us in half an hour and a well gathered Everest team gained their focus back about reaching the top. This nice experience in the mess tent did liven us up and was a great contrast to the four cold and exhausting days we had just spent some higher in the mountain.

The middle camp on 5750 m were unpleasant and most of the logistic was missing. The strong wind totally damaged a number of the neighboring tents and the time was spent laying in front of each Primus waiting for the ice to transform itself into drinking water.  In ABC the wind was even stronger, the temperature even colder and the bodies more exhausted. On the other hand, we had Sherpas that were pampering us, a cook that made food and a mess tent with an oven that kept us warm. That’s luxury

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