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  Badia Bonilla and Mauricio Lopez: G1 and G2 2005: The short report


on the summit of Everest

Update: Hello.  We write again and we thank what you have published about us.

Now we are in Mexico, with a special feeling because this time we could not reach the summit of G2.  Our highest altitude was 7,700 m, leaving from camp 3 at 23:00 hrs and reaching that altitude at 8:00 in the morning.

The strong winds that were seen on the summit, the possible avalanches because of the amount of snow of this season and the danger in the ascent were the risk factors that made Mauricio take the decision of turning us both around.

As you will understand, it was hard to quit "just" 300 meters away (which in the conditions we were represented 4 or 5 hours of ascent).  Hard to accept it when you have worked so hard with the acclimatization, in the physical preparation, but above all, to raise the money and to get to the mountain.

I can't deny the sadness and impotence I fell at that moment, but the words Mauricio told me when he saw me crying were: "I'd rather have you alive", which made me reason and concentrate in the descent, because the risk was still with us.

I would like to know about you if you want, we can send details of the work we did on G2.  About G1, because of obvious reasons, we did nothing.

A hug from your friends,

Badía Bonilla and Mauricio López "An ascending couple"

Translated from Spanish by Jorge Rivera

Sponsors: Sony, Sports City Fitness Club, Power Bar, Acuvue, rbrecords.com.mx, amarantum.com.

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