27th April 2004 |At the North Col Ropes

Posted on April 27, 2004

Mount Everest

Everest becomes a heady obsession

Slept well. Kanna and I started by 0715 hrs for North Col and till the base of North Col, till the rope. North Col told us that they would be at ABC at 0930 hrs for breakfast. Met the guys on the way. Reached the ropes by 1030 hrs – 6600m.

Kanna left for C 1. I was back at ABC by 1130 hrs. Kanna back by 1650 hrs. The team sans Nitin are to leave for BC for good by 0800 hrs. I was told to go to North Col tomorrow but informed Cdr Dam that I would prefer to only the day after and he agreed. He then said that all three of us – Kanna, Nitin and I stay put for one night.

He also said that he had sent a message across asking whether it was possible to replace a team member and add one more – the very idea suggested and pursued by L Cdr Kankan!

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