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  Mt. Everest 2005: Valencia GOOD LUCK BRAZIL!


Update: GOOD LUCK BRAZIL!

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 today.

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 window comes.

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 there.

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 patient too.

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 plane...

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...

Translated from Spanish by Jorge Rivera

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