Sunday, May 22 "Meeting in BC"
There was a meeting of all
the expeditions in BC today, in the little flat of the hospital, where there
was the most absurd bazaar yesterday. Today's meeting was to organize the
summit day, because there is still a lot of people today, and they fear crowds
in the most conflictive points on the summit day...
Anyway, the meeting was
fundamentally for commercial expeditions, to make an agreement between them.
For the small expeditions like ours it was not much relevant. They also
agreed on how to install equipment from the South Col to the summit...
We had planned a few days ago
to wait for it to be equipped with fixed lines to be able to climb on the day
of the summit, but today we were planning to climb without ropes. The problem
is that when we told our Sherpas, they said that they don't want to climb
without fixed lines, that they prefer to wait until it is equipped. We will
see how we do it, but we will find a solution on way or another for the summit
We want to say goodbye to our
friends from Esplugues, that will leave the Chinese BC tomorrow and will
travel to the border of Nepal, to be home in a few days... we envy them!
Haya and David have been with
Manolo Sanjuan, a boy from the Valey of Aran that was trying to reach the
summit yesterday. It was a very small group, three climbers and a Sherpa, and
he has tried without oxygen. They almost reached the "Balcony", at 8,500m,
and they turned around, because they were very tired...
The truth is that we admire
their ascent because, although they didn't reach the summit, they went up to
8,500m with no oxygen, opening the trail and digging out the fixed line...
For the moment we have more
humble objectives: to reach the summit of Everest before the monsoon sends us
We are going to leave you
now, the chronicle was long and interesting, but I think the computer wants to
go back home, it is bugging from time to time and today it erased almost all
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