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April 4, 2011

Two more days to Base Camp

Alex just succeeded in making the internet work and sent us this first photo with Pawel and himself on their acclimatization camp in Ramze. You can see Ratong - 6679m, into the background. Two more days to Base Camp!  
April 3, 2011

Snowed heavily most of the night; woke up to clear the tent ; avalanches roaring down the walls. Most of our stuff still 3 days behind.

April 3, 2011

Ramze, 4615m. Already in the high mountain area, splendid day, no clouds, still no sight of Kang but magnificent scenery of Ratong-6679m.

April 3, 2011

As always when first reaching this height I am feeling the altitude a bit; we'll spent here the next 2,3 days for proper acclimatisation.

April 2, 2011

În marş spre Kangchenjunga (articol Romania libera)

Alpinistul Alex Găvan va încerca să escaladeze în primavara acestui an vârful Kangchenjunga din Himalaya, al treilea ca înălţime din lume. Situat undeva la graniţa dintre Nepal şi India, Kangchenjunga are o înălţime de 8586 m şi ...
April 2, 2011

Tseram, 3870m. Walked most of the day through a fully blossomed Rhododendron forest and centuries old trees. Passed a small Buddhist shrine

April 2, 2011

and from beyound this point the valley is considered sacred. Still no glimpse of the high summits since they are covered by clouds.

April 1, 2011

Just arrived in Torontan at 3060m after a rainy 15 Km trek ,reaching previously 3520m on Deorali Danda; total height gained today 1690m;

April 1, 2011

total height loss 750m. Just going now up the valley of Simbuwa Khola will take us to the Yalung Glacier and from there to the Base Camp.

March 31, 2011

Pawel played a practical joke on me in the morning for April's 1st: a big snake entering our room during the night;he was quite convincing

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