Summiter Carlos Pauner returns to Everest to attempt without oxygen!
Little by little time goes
by. It's been almost two weeks since we arrived to this base camp and despite
a few days of bad weather, meteorology has respected us in general. We have
settled camp 1 at 6,100 m of altitude, just over the Khumbu Icefall and now we
stretch to our next objective, camp 2 at 6,400 m.
The terrain that separates
both camps is simpler than the Icefall we have passed. This is the entrance
to the Valley of Silence, a narrow glacier valley that is between Nuptse and
the southeast face of Everest, and hits the Lhotse wall. Because there is not
much distance between camps I and II, and little altitude difference, I think
it would be better to leave base camp soon and get to camp 2 in one try and
spend the night there and gain acclimatization.
In fact, with this tactic and
after the period of recovering and rest in base camp, the process of
acclimatization would reach the middle level. We will be acclimatized up to
7,000 m., we could move to that mark with relative efficiency. There is still
a lot of work to do, but for the moment we are following our plan. Comparing
this trip with the first we did over the Icefall, we can see a difference and
we can move more quickly and with more comfort on this terrain. It is
incredible what the human body can achieve with some patience and will.
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