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Everest. Alex Txikon: Well go step by step

We returned from Camp 2 on February 7 in very tough conditions and with a bittersweet feeling: we left a deposit but otherwise were unable to reach Camp 3. Not much we can do about it, though the mountain rules here.

These three last days weve rested, received some visiting friends and, finally, today weve enjoyed the first windless day in Base Camp. Weve even prayed for further Good luck at the chorten. Today, we are planning and gearing up for the next push up the mountain. Well set off, weather permitting, on Feb12 or Feb13 towards the Lhotse wall, where we will pitch Camp 3.

Hopefully, we will then continue fixing the route to the South Col, aiming to set up Camp 4 at 8,000m. Once we achieve that, we will be prepared for a summit push. We are optimistic and trust we will have the chance were all dreaming of. Besides, this year is the 40th anniversary of Everests first winter ascent by Polish climbers Krzysztof Wielicki y Leszek Cichy, which motivate us even more. My intuition tells me that, perhaps, the day could come between Feb 25 and Feb 29 but well see. Well go step by step.

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