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May 2, 2002 ABC,  Camp 1, Everest North Col.

Willie and Gavin phoned today sounding very chirpy. As usual Gavin was going on about the culinary delights being prepared by his tent mate-come-chef. Fruit dumplings were on the menu at Chez Tent tonight.

They shaved another few minutes of their ABC - Camp 1 ascent time today and are packed and ready for tomorrow's final Camp 2 equipment drop. He told me confidently that they are "putting all yesterday's planning into action". The North Col has got busier since they were last there and so they will probably be climbing along side other groups tomorrow. 

Cheers

Richard

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Will on North Ridge near to Camp 2

Looking back on North Ridge - sorry quality not so good on this one (I think camera must have had problem exposing for all that whiteness...)