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April 8, 2011

Just checked in Kangchenjunga Base Camp at 5470m. Finally. Going the whole day through a strenuous glaciated labyrinth in a tough blizzard.

April 7, 2011

Still could not totally manage our porter's problem. To short the space to try to explain here. Hopefully tomorrow we will reach base camp.

April 5, 2011

Ramze acclimatization camp. Alex Gavan on Radio Guerrilla (in Romanian)

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April 5, 2011

Just had a first glimpse at Kangchenjunga: gigantesque enormously huge. Camped at 4800m, with Jannu-7710m near by. One more day to Base Camp.

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

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