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   Nanga Parbat 2005: Everest Summiter IVAN VALLEJO RICAURTE WAITING FOR THE SUN


 

In delayed reporting from Nanga Parbat's Base Camp

Dear friends, I send a hug from BC, while we continue our mandatory rest waiting for good weather.

Today it has been a better day in that sense, it only rained a little in the morning and by the afternoon we've had a partially clear sky (like the forecasts say, but they are never right, by the way).  This has let us enjoy the sun from time to time.

The note of the day, Wednesday, is that all the Pakistanis from the Diamir Vally (Diamirians) who are working for the different expeditions as cooks, kitchen aids, high altitude porters, among other things, had a agreed to gather to prepare a two goat barbecue, sacrificed in the honor of all the members of the expeditions, with the objective of wishing us good luck in our illusion to reach the summit of Nanga Parbat.  It has been a beautiful gesture of confraternity and love from our Diamirian friends and collaborators.  Tomorrow I will tell you more details about this particular meeting.

About the weather, we have news that the next weekend looks good, a situation that we will confirm tomorrow with another report. When we have this panorama clear I will share our plan of action with you.

Until then, a fraternal hug from BC in Nanga Parbat.

IVAN VALLEJO RICAURTE

Expeditioneer

Translated from Spanish by Jorge Rivera

 

Updates

 

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