April 30, 2011

The second biggest avalanche I saw in my life just came down thundering the walls of Talung-7349m before dinner. What a speechless sight!

April 29, 2011

Each evening, Sherpas of the international team burn incence on the Buddhist shrine close to my tent. Can feel the smell through the mist..

April 28, 2011

Latest forecast: today starting 7 days of snowfall; hope this is wrong or it seems we are going to have sharpened our patience skills. ZEN

April 26, 2011

Waiting in the base camp for the weather to improve - Alex Gavan on Radio Guerrilla (in Romanian)

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April 25, 2011
Alex on the way to C1

Camp 2 established but still no Camp 3

Our plan was to go as far as 7150m and establish Camp 3 spending as well one night there for completing our acclimatization.   We just got up to Camp 2 at around 6400m.  Throughout the night, significant amounts of snow fall ...
April 25, 2011

Went down to BC. Snowed all the night, avalanche danger above C2+could not see a thing out of the route. Knee length deep snow.Quite tiring.

April 24, 2011

Camp 2, 6400m. Happy Easter everyone! Snowing and we can't see a thing. Mild headache last night. But it's so wonderful to be up here.

April 23, 2011

Camp 1-6170m. Managed to split the water on the tent's floor while trying to melt some snow. Disaster:) Anyone send us some red eggs?

April 22, 2011

Mildly snowing. Climbing up tomorrow morning. Seems like we're going to have a pretty high Himalayan Easter at 7150m on Kangchenjunga.

April 21, 2011

Strong winds at high altitude; we might also alter a bit our overall acclimatisation/climbing strategy. Next up for sleeping in C3 at 7150m.


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