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Alex Txikon arrives at Everest Base Camp


Alex Txikon arrives at Everest Base Camp.

He has just three weeks to try to ascend through the classic route, on the Nepalese side.

30 / 04 / 2021

Alex Txikon arrived a few hours ago at Everest base camp (5,360 m.) after several days of trekking and acclimatization. The journalist Iñaki Makazaga and the photographer Sendoa Elejalde are now in Dingaboche (4,390 m.) after spending the night in Lobuche (4,900 m). They had to descend due to the lack of acclimatization, although tomorrow they hope to spend the night again at 4,900 meters and then they will try to reach Base Camp.

Since arriving in Kathmandu on Saturday, the basque mountaineer along with his two companions have worked hard since the expedition has just 3 weeks at BC to try to ascend through the classic route, on the Nepalese side.

Once cargos were organized in Kathmandu, the team left on Sunday headed to Namche Bazaar, from there they walked to Pheriche (4,300 m.) where they spent two nights to acclimatize, and yesterday afternoon they arrived at Lobuche (4,900 m.). ) from where today only Txikon has been able to reach BC.

During his stay yesterday in Lobuche Txikon and his companions approached the Chukpilhara memorial. “The place has spectacular views and transmits a very special energy ... it commemorates all those mountaineers who came to these mountains in search of their freedom and their dreams and instead found their death here. That is why we will never forget them”.

During his first hours at BC, Txikon has worked on the installation of the equipment stores and on the conditioning of their equipment to be able to start to work the day after tomorrow. As explained by Txikon, “we are fine, calm despite the fact that there is a lot of movement of expeditions. On a physical level I feel very well and I really want to try it. In addition, in recent days I have been reading that great friends are coming to the area and I hope we can coincide. I wish everyone the best ”.

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