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10th April 2004 | Golf at the Summit

April 10, 2004

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The International Team had 4 members including a lady. One, a 53-year old Nuclear Physicist, one is a 36-year old doctor from SA, another guy and the lady from Norway. She had sold off her company in 1996 and started climbing.

9th April 2004 | An IMC dry run

April 9, 2004

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The Korean lady took our email addresses and gave hers to us. She has been on 6 peaks of Himalayas and is now a mountaineer by vocation. Slight snowfall. Reached by 1830 hrs.

8th April 2004 | Repacking rations

April 8, 2004

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Cdr Dam’s aunt felt suddenly claustrophobic in the tent and loss of breath. Anand gave her Oxygen and things were back to normal.

7th April 2004 |’Gearing’ up

April 7, 2004

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Climbing equipment had to be sorted out. The entire team got together and opened, distributed, segregated and repacked in Army Kits of 20 kgs each for load ferrying by Yaks.

6th April 2004 | Nosebleeds and Umrao Jaan

April 6, 2004

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Soon after, the Main Team arrived from Thingri. Commotion as expected. Cdr.Dam’s aunt also came along. Lunch turned out to be insipid and sure enough Cdr Dam was angry with the Base Camp party accusing us of wild partying in Kathmandu and having not displayed any interest in the things here.

5th April 2004 |Mountaineering and Scrabble

April 5, 2004

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More teams have pitched tent in our area. No one seems to go ahead to set the Base Camp.Went upto 5300 m by my watch which could mean 5400 m.While coming back we stopped at the Russian Camp – they greeted us by warm Namastes ! They also have radio communication.

4th April 2004 | Mistaken identity

April 4, 2004

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Washed my head, hands and feet. Had visited the main ‘guide’ of the CTMA and he turned up with 6 more of his colleagues.