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Himalaya Expedition – Day 11

11th of June 2010 – DAY 11

Concordia, 4700m

Today was a rest day at Concordia camp. Before going ahead, everyone needed to relax a bit. This day also allowed us to sort out the techincal equipment we will need for the climb.

We started with the breakfast at 8am and quickly took the most of this very sunny day to make some photos in this beautiful environment. The surrounded mountains gave us a nice and famous backgroud.

The Mayo Clinic team set up the step test (as they did in Payu) and monitored all of us. As they could expect, the oxygen saturation was dropping for everyone and Bryan and Andy could get some interesting results.

After a good lunch, most of us took the time to relax and start to sort out their equipment. Erwan and Alex went throught the technical equipment and set up the crampons and harnesses for everyone. We finished the day with the packing of the equipment as the porters wanted to take their loads this evening still.

Tomorrow we will start to walk at 5am. This will allow us to still walk on the hard frost ice. As their will be quite a lot of snow on our way to Ali Camp, we prefer to start the day early to avoid sinking in a soft snow every two steps.

After a very nice dinner, as usual, everyone went to bed early to get ready for the long day that is waiting for us tomorrow.




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