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Mt. Kilimanjaro - 19,340 ft. (5,895m)

January 27 - February 16, 2013

Where Lucille has been for the past 24 hours.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Mt. Everest 2010 #24 - Pumori ABC

Gabcast! Mt. Everest 2010 #24

Namaste everybody, from Base Camp.

Today was an acclimatization day, which means that we try to get some altitude, and try to stay up there to kind of get our bodies used to that altitude, and because it is so unsafe to be going through the icefall, it's always unsafe to go be going through the icefall, you don't want to be going through there any more often than you really have to. So, what the rest of the team did was they went down to Gorak Shep, and climbed up Kala Pattar.

Domhnall and I, and a friend, what we did is we went up to Pumori Advanced Base Camp, which is 5,850 meters.

It was nice, it was hot and sunny this morning when we left, by the time we got up there it was starting to snow, so I think the forecast of three days of snow and bad weather is probably starting. It snowed kind of all the way back, but we had lots of layers on, so we were good, nice and toasty.

I'm back now at Base Camp, so I'm just going to go and hydrate, and have some supper. It's ?? o'clock now, must be morning for you guys, and everything is going well.

My cold is almost done, I know I probably say that every day, but everything is going well.

We'll talk to you soon. Bye.


JStyles said...

Hey Lucille--Snow and bad weather eh??? Stay cozy. I'm send love and warmth your way. Janie

Marie Beaupre said...

Hi Lucille:
Many thanks for the call to-night. That too is worth another million dollars. Talked to Aunt B + uncle J. to Simonne, to Isabelle and everyone is sending their best for an exiting climb, they are also praising your talent, your courage and all your other qualities.
Talked to severals relatives from QC, everyone liked the article on C'est ├ža la vie.... Madame Beland has paid a mass to be said on to-day the 17th around 5:00 pm our time. You have a lot of people very interested...and it's great.

Will let you go. and safe climbing


summer said...

Hi Lucille,
You rock!!! You sound great on all your calls and it seems you are super healthy and strong, awesome. In my mind you have already climbed so many Everest's and this will be the cream of the cream, but remember only if the mountain lets you, you will stand on the top.

I wish you only the best for your journey on Everest and always follow your healthy instincts. I send you lots of good mountain energy from back home.

Big hug,