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(23.01.2020)
C2 reached on winter Ama Dablam disabled trekkers succeed on Kala Pattar

Theres good news from both groups comprising Alex Txikons Road to Himalayas expedition. Firstly, there's great news from Amiab's trekking group. The three disabled your mountaineers and their coaches have made it to the targeted 5,100m at Gorak Shep and, moreover, they've climbed up to Kala Pattar, at 5,300m overlooking the Everest-Lhotse-Nuptse group. It's been a very emotional moment, but mainy the boys are overwhelmed with you, in good health and sky-high spirits, according to Ignacio de Zuloaga, who finally decided to join them on their final stage. They are so delighted and motivated that they actually wanted to keep going up Pumori, Ignacio said.

Meanwhile on Ama Dablam, Alex Txikon, Joanatan Garca, Flix Criado and Cheppal Sherpa finally set off from base Camp yesterday in spite of high winds which, nearly 100km/h as Alex reported, which at times literally pushed them off balance. The climbers also found out, upon arrival in C1, that wind had brew off three tents and some equipment. "It was a tough night," Txikon reckoned. However, the team intends to spend tonight in C1 as well. Early in the morning today, Alex and Cheppal Sherpa went up loaded with two rolls of rope each and fixed the route to Camp2. According to reports, Joanatan remained in Camp 1 and Flix intended to return to Case Camp today.

Find attached three photos shot and sent by Alex himself while while fixing the route with Cheppal. Further information will be updated on Alex's social media. Also, Alex's progress can be tracked live on RaceTracker on the climber's website.

Photo by Alex Txikon

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