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  Carlos Pauner Mt. Everest 2005: Midway


Makalu, K2, Kangchenjunga Summiter Carlos Pauner returns to Everest to attempt without oxygen!

Little by little time goes by.  It's been almost two weeks since we arrived to this base camp and despite a few days of bad weather, meteorology has respected us in general.  We have settled camp 1 at 6,100 m of altitude, just over the Khumbu Icefall and now we stretch to our next objective, camp 2 at 6,400 m.

The terrain that separates both camps is simpler than the Icefall we have passed.  This is the entrance to the Valley of Silence, a narrow glacier valley that is between Nuptse and the southeast face of Everest, and hits the Lhotse wall.  Because there is not much distance between camps I and II, and little altitude difference, I think it would be better to leave base camp soon and get to camp 2 in one try and spend the night there and gain acclimatization.

expedición everest 2005

In fact, with this tactic and after the period of recovering and rest in base camp, the process of acclimatization would reach the middle level.  We will be acclimatized up to 7,000 m., we could move to that mark with relative efficiency.  There is still a lot of work to do, but for the moment we are following our plan.  Comparing this trip with the first we did over the Icefall, we can see a difference and we can move more quickly and with more comfort on this terrain.  It is incredible what the human body can achieve with some patience and will.  

Translated from Spanish by Jorge Rivera

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