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The North Face of Nuptse: Willie and Damian Benegas

Dispatch One


Dispatch One: During the 3 times Willie summited Everest, he had to walk from base camp to Camp 2 several times--- every time he arrived at Camp 1 he keep looking to the north face of Nuptse. Wishing he was there hanging on the buttress. We worked very hard to be a climber and a full time guide and more for us that we are climbers by heart. Since we started climbing almost 17 years ago we almost usually spent all our energy exploring, hanging or breathing some very cool and oxygen deprived air up some big peak somewhere in the world. Our adventures have taken us to almost every continent.

The brothers have had a very busy season, Damian has been almost 6 months out of the country, climbing in Tibet, Nepal, Spain and Argentina. Willie has summited Everest for the 3rd time and that's when we decided that we had to do something---- A Willie and Damian Adventure!

Organizing a trip like this is not easy, almost like a job! For this trip we will be 6 climbers, 4 going to Lhotse, Edurne Pasaban, Jon Goycochea, Ivan Vallejo, Julio Mesias and Willie and Damian going for the North Buttress of Nuptse.

We all are a good group of friends and all are good climbers, some of us with several 8000 meter summits--- the most important thing is that we have awesome food a mix of Spanish/Basque  and Argentinean delicatessen. On top of that we all are here for the process and try to create another experience of a life time.

As for any trip in Nepal there is lots of bureaucracy, Damian had to stay in Kathmandu and the rest of the group departed to Namche on the 30th. He arrived today on one shot from Kathmandu to Namche but he was not able to eat anything solid for 2 days; he has a very swollen throat. So we think that he will need to stay in Namche for few days. If everything goes to plan we will arrive to BC on April 8.

More news from the Patagonian Brothers soon.

Dispatches

 





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