High-altitude ice-axe horserocks!

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Today, the 16th April- is a rest day. Tim and Eben just created a new game called “high-altitude ice ax horserocks”. The object is to throw 3 rocks and hit the ice ax (1 point) or drop the rock in the ice ax hole (3 points). Tim, Kancha and Eben against Dasona, Sandtosh and myself. The Canadian got the game fired up with some dead on shots, but Eben the youngster with absolute epic luck nailed 3 (unbelievable) sinkers in a row to beat us 26-17… …

I had an extraordinary meeting yesterday on Lobuche. I met another Montrealer, Gabriel Philippe (I hope I spelled his name correctly) on the summit of Lobuche. He told me he climbed Everest on the south side a few years ago, and is back to climb again, this time from the north side, Tibet. Cheers Gabriel, hope to meet you in Montreal when I get back.

Mike Hamill our guide got a respiratory problem and he dropped down to Pheriche on the 14th, where there is the HRA- Himalayan Rescue Association Pheriche Clinic. Today he feeling better and expects to rejoin our team tomorrow the 17th.

We head back to Base Camp tomorrow, Saturday for 2 rest days. Then Tuesday, the 21st we will climb up through the notoriously dangerous ice fall to C1 and C2 on a 5 day rotation. More from BC.

Lobuche 16-04-10

 

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  1. marian barnes

    marian barnes 2010-04-20 21:35
    MAY I ADD”VAYA CON DIOS” TO ALL YOU BRAVE MEN–AND A SAFE RETURN!!WE ARE GLAD THE QUAKE DID NOT OCCUR IN YOUR REGION–HASTA LA VISTA!!

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