venerdì 9 ottobre 2009


here we are back again in toutch with human life in Dingboche village..
actually it is a wierd day...till this morning we all thought to have mistaken the airplain and got dropped off at the base of Ben Nevis...YES we got rain 11 days out of 12.....

But we have been tough and two days ago we decided to hike up to high camp of Lobuche peak under the rain hoping for some miracle..

we had one...i has snowed 40 cm of fresh snow during the night!!!!

Marc and I almost hugging each other in our small bivy tent were trying to keep warm. Night has been long..MArc didn't sleep much cause to headhake and at the wake up call at 3:30 am we were not very sure we would start the climb.

Burt as soon as we put our nose outside the tent and we saw the clear sky we immediately drunk our warm tea and left for the summit!

We were a team of three: MArc, Pengba (who wanted to make some experience on the mountains and this day it was his first summit) and myself.

The mountain was packed of snow, i had to fix lines over the steep ridge and seracs for my two friends. We had decent view all through the climb. We got to the summit at 10 am and it was a joy for all of us, because each of us that day had a first time:

For MArc was the first time at 6000m, for Pengba his first summit and for myself the first 6000m peak with clients with a certain comittment due to conditions.

We are now back in Dingboche under a beautyful sunshine and we leave tomorrow for Ama Dablam base camp.

next update from Namche Bazar...

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