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Monday, May 14, 2012

Fast to the Summit

Fer and Pampa have enjoyed a few resting days before having a final acclimatizing rotation on camps 1, 2 and 3. Then (after that), 2 or 3 days in Base Camp and 3 or 4 days in some of the lower villages until better weather intervals appear, so as to start the last climb to the summit.

"The group is very fun and the time we spend together motivates and cheers us," said as enthusiast as the first day.

Among the mountain climbers from all over the world who meet in the Base Cam, Argentinians have acquainted American mountaineer Chad Kellog who is seeking to break the speed record in leaving Base Camp, get to the Everest's summit and back to Base Camp.
El Pampa tells us about Chad: "he looks forward to do in less than 22 hours what we expect to achieve in around 5 or 6 days, taking rests at different higher camps. His plan: to leave the Base Camp with running shoes and one liter of water (to drink on the way), to go through the waterfall and in Camp 1 drink more water and take some other liter with him to get to Camp 2 where he will grab more water and some food. There, he will change his shoes for light boots to move on to camp 3 where he will put on triplet boots and an overalls. For safety a Sherpa has been programmed to wait in Camp 4 and follow him with an oxygen tube in case something unplanned comes up. The tube was included in the program as an aid resource, but he is unwilling to use it. When he gets to the summit he will have gone half the way, because the time to beat will be compared when he gets back to Base Camp."

From here we wish Chad a great luck on his journey!

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