CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND ALL YOUR TEAM GERLINDE!

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Aug 24
Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have met some amazing people in the Himalayas, people truly worthy of admiration, and Gerlinde is one of these people. I think that she is one of the most intelligent, toughest and technically gifted female mountaineers that I have ever come across, in addition to being a really nice person.

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(ES) Me seguiréis viendo en la montaña

Jul 15

Sorry, this entry is only available in ES.

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I ALREADY HAVE PROJECTS FOR NEXT YEAR

Jun 01

As I was telling you yesterday, we are making the most of the last few hours in Kathmandu and I can now write something a bit longer. It has been a long time since I felt so much like being in contact with civilisation! I am experiencing a whole range of feelings: tiredness, disappointment, sadness, but one feeling stands out above all the rest: I need some time for myself, to forget everything. I want to concentrate on myself, on going back home, and on my loved ones. I don’t want to talk, or think, or read anything else about everything that has happened over the last few days. It is all over now, and we can close the book on Everest for this year. Let’s put it back on the shelf of memories and maybe we will open it again next year. However, if we do we will begin afresh on some new pages in order to write a new story.

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WE ARE COMING HOME THIS FRIDAY

May 31
Sorry for the delay in writing. The truth is that I haven’t been able to write for a while due to everything that has happened at base camp on Everest. We have decided to come home, as I told you in my last message: In fact, we are already in Kathmandu. We packed up all the gear at base camp after taking the decision with the rest of the expedition team, and set off for Kathmandu. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it was the only thing to do after everything that we have gone through in the last few days.
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48 HOURS OF UNCERTAINTY, TOIL AND FEAR

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May 24
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I don’t know where to begin, or how to tell you about everything that has happened over the last few days.  So many things, so many emotions, so much sadness, so much happiness, so much of everything.  I find it very, very difficult to tell you about it, but I am going to try.

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EDURNE PASABAN TAKES PART IN THE RESCUE OF SPANISH MOUNTAINEERS ON LHOTSE

May 23

Edurne Pasaban, leader of the Endesa Expedition to Everest without oxygen, has played a crucial role in an operation to rescue several of her fellow countrymen. Several Spanish mountaineers got into serious difficulties last Sunday whilst making their descent from the summit of Lhotse.

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WE ARE IN THE BASE CAMP

May 21

16:05



They are back “home”!

We went to meet them at the Icefall, taking something special to drink. They made it back safe and sound, in good spirits and looking very cheerful. The guys who you can tell have had a rough time are the Sherpas.

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CAMP 2

May 21

At 5:50 the decision was taken to abort.

We suspected as much because we had agreed that they would contact us when the wind died down, and they waited until dawn before calling. We had also been constantly monitoring their position with the “tracker” and we knew that they had not moved from camp 4.
The main thing is that they are all OK, even the Sherpas are feeling better.
The wind has not died down as forecast, not for a second, and they have had a really bad night. They haven’t even been out of the tent.

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THE WIND HAS FORCED US TO HEAD BACK TO CAMP 2

May 21

We have been waiting for several hours, but the weather forecast has not been completely accurate. The wind has not stopped blowing thoughout the day and it has not died down as much as we had hoped in the evening/night.

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