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Sergi Mingote Everest Expedition

Sergi Mingote, a mountain climber, is attempting "the greater challenge of his race: to reach the ceiling of the world without supplemental  oxygen and by the difficult North Face route, and he plans to do this alone!" Sergi was born in Parets del Valles, Barcelona in 1971. 

Dispatch: May 2, Recovery at Chinese base camp, at 5,200 meters

"The body recovers faster from effort below 6000 meters, according to
the Colombian doctor".  "I am willing to attack the Everest summit between the 10th and 15th of May."

Departing from C1 to C2 over a stretch of snow and ice, this last Monday. Climbing down from ABC has been quick for me, it took me only four hours and a half.  I have descended to this camp to have a faster recovery. The doctor from the Colombian expedition advised me to do so, not because I am in bad shape, but I think the body recovers faster from effort below 6000 meters. 

I have met again with the Valencia expedition members, who are resting here since last Friday.  Here is also the team from TVE who is covering the "Al filo de lo imposible" expedition, and, of course, my Colombian friends, who have descended with me.

I am willing to attack the Everest summit between the 10th and 15th of May.  Around these dates and after spending some five days at Chinese base camp, I will be totally recovered. The day has gone by between chats and exchange of impressions and calls to the media.  I have to confess that, after so many days of solitude, I was in the mood to go back to civilization (if that is what a base camp can be called), and to mingle with people. Now, when it is 23:00 hours, I am with other fellows about to watch The Matrix. 

Regards to all. Sergio Mingote -- Chinese base camp

For full reports in Spanish see here.

Dispatch translations from www.Everest2001.elperiodico.com  Copyright©Zeta Digital SL.

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