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Another great day on Baltoro Glacier. We got up before 5am
and left with heavy loads towards the foot of our ridge. We plan to climb
Abruzzi Ridge. Within two hours of bathing in the sun, we reached the spot
where we set up the tent. Some people call it ABC (Advanced Base Camp), we
call it depo where we store stuff for high camps. This place can be reached
even in case of bad weather so we can keep supplies bringing in. We realize we
have to start from BC much earlier - not later than 4pm because the sun
becomes unbearable shortly after sunrise.
Tomorrow, we plan to leave early and reach about 6000m where
we will establish Camp 1. Day after tomorrow, depends on weather and our level
of acclimatization, we might try to reach 6800m where Camp 2 will be
Yesterday, we also set up our solar system, so we have power
for music, batteries, phone and computer. We depend on sun entirely, no diesel
or gas for making energy. And of course, no altitude porters and no artificial
oxygen for climbing this grand mountain.
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
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