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Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Argentinian Actor Facundo Arana Suspended its Expedition to the Everest due to a Pulmonary Edema.

Yesterday, Fer and “El Pampa” commented how hard is the training and acclimatization process in the Base Camp, and that the training takes place 40 days before ascending to the top of the world.

Some hours ago, the Argentinian actor Facundo Arana –part of the expedition team- has decided to pull out due to medical recommendation as he has shown symptoms of pulmonary edema for the second time. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Acclimatization and training in the Everest Base Camp

The Base Camp will be 'El Pampa' and Fer's home during the next 45 days approx. The Camp is set on the Khumbu Glacier. The glacier is made up by accumulation of ice and snow inside the 'horseshoe' which is formed by the Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse, and it continues covering the valley with the same name.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Everest Base Camp

After intense days of trekking from the dangerous Luckla airport and after crossing Deboche, Pangboche and Periche, Fer y “El Pampa” met in the Everest Base Camp.

In the Everest Base Camp, at 5400 meters above sea level, the mountaineers of all over the world always meet in order to reach the top of the mountain after an acclimatization period that can last up to 2 months. The tents’ zone is established in a rocky area next to the glacier. Before the final ascent, each team makes a Buddhist ceremony to ask the gods for permission and protection to reach the top.

Monday, April 9, 2012

From Nepal

Last 31st March, Fernando and Hernán went from Ezeiza to Nepal. After a 16-hour flight and stopping over in San Pablo, our mountaineers landed in Doha, Qatar's capital, in order to go to Katmandú, Nepal.