martedì 3 novembre 2009

4-11-2009 Dingboche

Here we are Anne and I in Dingboche.
We climbed 2 days ago the Nireka peak, a stunning mountain 6169m high hiding behind the Cho la Col.
After our acclimatization tour around Renjo Pass and Gokyo, we met our local team in Tagnag.
With the cook and few porters we left mid mornind heading to base camp. They walked up the hill amazingly fast and found us a great sunny place where to set the camp.
From the village of Tagnag you mainly follow the path towards the common Cho la Pass till the slope starts going down. At that time a side valley opens and heads north east towards the Cho la Col.
Itchia and the rest of the crew managed to cook the best spaghetti with cheese sauce and the best pizza margherita of the Khumbu! what a luxury!

the day after with Pengba and few others we headed towards the glacier and as i am an ice climbing freak we had a nice morning ice climbing on the glacier head wall! it was for Anne the first time ice climbing on steep ice...and i think she is becoming and ice climbing freak as well eh eh !
Pengba also climbed showing all his natural phisical power!

than, we continued up the glacier towards the col and set a High camp at 5550m, just at the base of the ridge.

the night has been very cold, -16 outside and not much less in the tent!
We started around 4:30 in the morning, although either Anne and myself were not feeling great.
But what can you do....the magic power of the mountains gave us the strenght to make it to the top. The way is steep and spectacular ice climbing through crevasses and over small seracs!
Once to te top the view was fantastic over the all Khumbu and not only...the Everest showing for what it is: a big piramide of loose rock, and not very pretty compared to all the pretty mountains around it!

As we made our way down all the crew came toward us with hot lemon welcoming us at their best! this people are amazing, very hearthful!
thanks you all, you've made the difference in our trip!

now Anne and i are heading back to Kathmandu and for her the holiday is almost over...

as far as myself concerns, few friends are coming over to spend 40 days climbing technical routes together! looking forward to it!

keep you updated!

3 commenti:

Stefano Pelucchi ha detto...

grande Enrico....
un salutone!!!!!

Stefano Pelucchi ha detto...

ciao Enrico...un salutone e a presto!

marc ha detto...

To be able to lead 2 different new comers in the high altitude world, on 2 different 6000+ m peaks tells a lot on your ability in the mountain(s) ! Great job, guide !