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2001 Expedition: Polytechnic University of Valencia
climbers from Valencia, Spain will attempt Everest
from the Standard North Col Route. This group has
participated in three expeditions together and has
worked to become a close-knit team. In the Himalayas, two of the three
summited Cho Oyu (8,201) and, most recently, they had
an unsuccessful expedition to Manaslu. This
was caused by bad weather. Of note is
that they were accosted by terrorists during the trek
men with a Dream: Man
did they live it !!!
of a lifetime !
Shared Dream (translated by Adrian Sutton)
Two and a
half years have passed since we had the tentative idea
of climbing Everest.
Two and a
half years since we came down from the summit of
Cho-Oyu, exhausted, but happy. Exhausted, but with the
knowledge that we had reached the top of one of the
highest mountains on earth.
What at the
beginning was a fleeting idea, has taken shape and
grown into a tangible goal.
Everest Project is not just a question of climbing
Everest. It is an expedition of two and a half months
to the highest mountain on earth. It has a first
stage, which is now complete, which was to try and
reach the summit of Manaslu, which at 8,163 meters is
the 8th highest mountain on earth. It was
not complete until we had reached the highest point,
thanks entirely to the efforts of the mountaineers who
would be tackling Everest.
project also consists of a never-ending list of
preparations, of hours spent dedicated to a goal,
choosing supplies and high altitude provisions,
studying the route and its main difficulties etc etc.
Happily the Everest Project isnt a dream reserved
for ourselves, it is a dream which since the very
beginning has been shared by many people, through the
press, direct radio communication with base camp and
through the expeditions
this, everyone who follows us can share the marvelous
experience of climbing an 8000er. They can share in
the experience of following a mountaineer on a daily
basis as he treks through the Himalayas, along the
thousands of kilometers he covers trying to realize a
dream which belongs to everyone, because everyone
feels the cold, and the fatigue in his body. Everyone
wants to get over these hardships and reach the next
high altitude camp. Everyone wants to climb the
mountain with him.
than ever, it is everyones dream, a shared dream
which some experience from a tent in the Himalayas,
and others experience from their own homes, through a
screen which puts them right next to the mountaineer