May 26th Camp II
26 May, 05 - 01:00
Hoping all is well for you. As you already know, we are at camp 2 resting
before moving up to camp 3. It has been a day oriented to recover the energy
spent yesterday coming all the way from basecamp up here. A journey that took
12 hours on average time for all the rope teams. So we are hydriting and
trying to eat as much as we can at about 21.500 ft. We had the pleasant visit
of a fellow climber from Argentina who brought some "mate" (a typical infusion
from this beautiful Southamerican country) to share with those of us that were
in the mess tent. This nice detail took us back to Aconcagua and the charming
city of Mendoza, good wine and steaks. Well, it is easy to note that we are
already missing some of the pleasures of normal life.
The weather forecasts are more optimistic for the day we are planning to try
to go for the summit. Anyway, we are keeping our fingers crossed for the
weather to be good to us. The climate has been unusually very windy this
Our outstanding Sherpa team is working hard as usual to get our high camp
ready before we move up to the South col.
All the team members are feeling well and want to send their love to family
and friends. We miss you very much but remain focused in our main goal, safety
and taking a good nap. Looking forward to see you soon.
PS: David wishes a very happy birthday to his dad Don Ricardo Liano.
Vern Tejas, Willi Prittie, Dave
Morton, Jose Luis Peralvo, and Lakpa Rita Sherpa will lead the Alpine Ascent
team on Everest this Spring. They will attempt the standard South East ridge
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