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  Badia Bonilla and Mauricio Lopez: G1 and G2 2005: Skardu in English and Spanish Updates


on the summit of Everest

Update: Hello EverestNews.com, Now we are in Skardu, Pakistan, we will leave tomorrow to Askole to start the seven days trek to finally reach the base of the mountain.  It has been a very long and exhausting trip.

We came with two more Mexicans: Vicente Robles (57) and Eva Martinez (38) only as teammates (for them this is their firsts "eight-thousand"), we will share expenses and our experiences to make their work on the mountain easier.  The permit is shared with Russians and Australians.  We will be sharing base camp with two Australians.

We hope to climb the two mountains.  However there are some not well defined problems with the permit for G1.  First we surely will climb G2.

The routes are the usual and we won't take oxygen, we take one bottle that will be used only as medicinal oxygen for any of the four of us who requires it.  My friend Eva will use it (she takes three bottles).

Mauricio has his toes totally recovered, he is healthy and good spirit.

As for the weather, here in Pakistan we have been told that the weather is fine, it's been very hot during the night and the day. There are a lot of expeditions for Broad Peak, G1, G2 and few for K2. I think that there are more than 20. 

Mauricio and I are very happy to start a new adventure, enjoying every moment, open to learning and for our spiritual growth.  We are conscious of the "disgusting" experience we had during the descent from Makalu, but we have tried to take advantage of that experience in our favor to get stronger.  We have confirmed with that that God has not been wrong to join man to woman.  We clearly know that we are a work team and we think that "Two are better than one".

Well, we say goodbye and we will write again as soon as possible.  Greetings and thanks a lot for your support with the publications.  So long!!!

Badia Bonilla and Mauricio Lopez "An Ascending Couple"

Translated from Spanish by Jorge Rivera

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Updates

Hola EverestNews.com, Ahora estamos en Skardu, Pakistan manana saldremos hacia Askole para iniciar la caminata de siete dias para finalmente llegar a la base de la montana.  Ha sido un viaje muy largo y muy cansado.

Hemos venimos con dos mexicanos mas: Vicente Robles (57 anos) y Eva Martinez (38 anos) unicamente como companeros (para ellos es su primer "ocho mil") compartiremos gastos y nuestras experiencias para facilitarles su trabajo en la montana. El permiso lo compartimos con Rusos y Australianos. Estaremos compartiendo el campo base con dos Australianos.

Esperamos ascender a las dos montanas. Nno obstante hay algunos problemas no muy bien definidos con el permiso del G1. Primero escalaremos con seguridad el G2.

Las rutas son las normales y no usaremos oxigeno, llevamos una botella que se usara solamente como oxigeno medicinal para cualquiera de los cuatro que lo requiera. Mi amiga Eva, si usara (lleva tres botellas).

Mauricio se ha recuperado totalmente de sus dedos de los pies, tinen buena salud y animo. 

Respecto al clima, aqui en Pakistan nos han dicho que el tiempo esta bien, hemos tenido muchisimo calor por la noche y por el dia. Hay muchas expediciones para Broad Peack, G1, G2 y pocas para el K2. Creo que ha y mas de 20.

Mauricio y yo estamos muy contentos de iniciar una nueva aventura, disfrutando cada momento, abiertos al aprendizaje y al crecimiento espiritual. Estamos concientes de la experiencia "desagradable" que nos dejo el descenso del Makalu, pero hemos tratado de aprovechar esa experiencia a nuestro favor para fortalecernos. Confirmando con ello que Dios no se ha equivocado en unir al hombre y a la mujer. Sabemos claramente que somos un equipo de trabajo y, pensamos que "Dos son mas fuertes que uno".

Bueno nos despedimos y en cuanto nos sea posible te volveremos a escribir.  Saludos y muchas gracias por tu apoyo con la difusion. !!Hasta pronto!!! 

 Badia Bonilla y Mauricio Lopez "Una Pareja en Ascenso".

 

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