Hello Expeadicts!! We are
still in BC, you know. Well, some of you thought we had reached CII, but at
the end we didn't leave BC. Last night we had it almost clear that we would
leave today, but in the end, not having the meteo clear and knowing that the
upper part of the mountain has still no equipment, made us desist to climb
Waldemar and Irivan, however,
climbed this morning at 6 thirty. We have said goodbye and wished them good
luck. The meteo is not all good, but it is possible that a window opens...
We hope it does. If it doesn't we will climb all together when the next
The commercial expeditions
are making all their Sherpas and clients to come down, because they don't see
a window until the 26th... For us, it looks like a forecast for the next 8
days is a little insecure, but we don't want to climb if nobody will be up
Well, this is the situation
now, and the forecast we have just received confirms that we will still be for
a few days in Base Camp, but let's not get desperate. So, if we are able to
wait a few more days in BC, which we start to hate, sleeping in a tent with
the floor full of bumps and eating what our cook makes, I am sure you will be
able to wait a while longer, sleeping in your chubby mattresses, eating what
you feel like and doing things we have forgotten a long time ago...
So, Expeadicts, we have to
wait. We are patient, you would have to be here to see it, and you would be
By the way, the topic of food
is getting so complicated that we had to eat the cans we brought from Spain
yesterday, in the evening we had dinner with the next door expedition and
today we came to eat with Jesús Calleja, which is the only Spaniard who has
not gone down to rest a few days in Lobuche. At this rhythm Janak is going to
realize that we don't like much what he cooks, to says in a diplomatic way...
We must look desolated when
we talked about food today, so an Israeli who came trekking to BC with her
boyfriend offered to cook us dinner... It's a shame, but we had to say no, we
don't want Janak to get upset and retaliates in any of the food he cooks...
But, what am I saying? He does is every other day!!!
This morning we went to the
BC hospital, Haya and me. I have had throat ache for several days and Haya
filmed the visit and interviewed the doctor. He is a Belgian who is here with
his wife. Both of them are doctors, the work two consecutive months here in
Everest's BC since 2003. They work the rest of the year in "Flying Doctors",
which Hector would surely find funny. Is in Australia, they fly in a little
plane visiting pacients. In Valencia that thing of "Flying Doctors" would be
a little more complicated, especially at the time of parking the little
After the hospital we came to
eat with Jesús and, really, we don't understand how all the cooks do it good
and our do it so bad... But it is a topic which we don't want to talk about,
as you can see...
Well, Expeadicts, the
afternoon is nice, a little snow here, a little wind there, a little cold
everywhere... Tomorrow will be another day, but today this chronicle comes on
time, for those who need your daily dose...
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