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Dispatch 1: August 25th, 2009 Arrival in Kathmandu

Dispatch 2: Mario Panzeri and Paola arrive to Kathmandu

Dispatch 3: Meeting with Elizabeth Hawley; Gear Preparation

Dispatch 4: Free Day in Kathmandu

Dispatch 5: Kathmandu-Nyalam via Kodari/Zhangmu

Dispatch 6: Free Day in Nyalam

Dispatch 7: Free Day in Nyalam

Dispatch 8: Nyalam to Chinese Base Camp by Road (4,700m) 

Dispatch 9: Free Day in Chinese Base Camp; Problems with Yaks

Dispatch 10: Chinese Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp (5400m)

Dispatch 11: Advanced Base Camp; Unpacking and Base Camp Setup

Dispatch 12: Advanced Base Camp; Mario and I Organize Equipment 

Dispatch 13: Free Day In ABC; Preparations for Carry to Deposit

Dispatch 14: ABC; Snow Storm Thwarts Carry to Deposit

Dispatch 15: Carry to Depot Camp

Dispatch 16: Paola Heads Down to Chinese Base Camp

Dispatch 17: Mario Returns to ABC; Paola takes Jeep to Nyalam

Dispatch 18: Preparations for Climb to Camp I and Carry to Camp II

Dispatch 19: Climb to Camp I (6,400 meters)

Dispatch 20: Retreat to Advanced Base Camp; Pauner Injured

Dispatch 21: Pauner Down to Chinese BC; Visit from Juanito Oiarzabal 

Dispatch 22: Free Day in Advanced Base Camp; High Winds

Dispatch 23: Advanced Base Camp; Preparations for Carry to Camp II

Dispatch 24: Climb from ABC to Camp I (6,400 meters)

Dispatch 25: High Winds Thwart Carry to Camp II; Day in Camp I

Dispatch 26: Carry from Camp I to Camp II; Retreat to Advanced BC

Dispatch 27: Rest Day in Advanced Base Camp; Snow

Dispatch 28: Rest Day in ABC; Plans for Carry to Camp III

Dispatch 29: Plans for Summit Bid; Weather Window Opening

Dispatch 30: Final Preparations for Summit Bid

Dispatch 31:SUMMIT BID: Climb from Advanced Base Camp to Camp I

Dispatch 32:SUMMIT BID: Climb from Camp I to Camp II

Dispatch 33:SUMMIT BID: Climb from Camp II to Camp III; Deep Snow

Dispatch 34:SUMMIT BID: Climb from Camp III to CENTRAL SUMMIT

Dispatch 35:SUMMIT BID: Descent from Camp III to ABC

Dispatch 36: Rest and Recuperation in Advanced Base Camp

Dispatch 37: Juanito Oiarzabal Heads Home; Visit from Kinga

Dispatch 38: Lunch with Kinga Baranowska; Andrew Lock in Camp III

Dispatch 39: Andrew Lock on Main Summit via Variation of Iñaki

Dispatch 40: Snow in Advanced Base Camp; Wait for Weather Window

Dispatch 41: Heavy Snowfall in Forecast; Andrew Lock in ABC

Dispatch 42:  Plans for Summit Bid Despite Bad Weather Forecast

Dispatch 43: Summit Bid Cancelled due to High Winds/Snow

Dispatch 44: Catalán Expedition Heads Down; Heavy Snow

Dispatch 45: High Winds; Hope for Summit Bid; Problems with LO

Dispatch 46: High Winds; Plans Formed for Final Summit Push

Dispatch 47: Final Preparations for Final Summit Push

Dispatch 48: Climb to Camp I; High Altitude Theft Ruins Summit Plans

Dispatch 49: Yaks Requested; Preparations for Trek Down to CBC

Dispatch 50: Packing and Final Preparations for the Trek to CBC

Dispatch 51: Trek from ABC to BC; Drive to Nyalam

Dispatch 52: Jeep Ride from Nyalam to Kathmandu; Tom and Jerry’s

Dispatch 53: Free Day in Kathmandu; Dinner with Badia and Mauricio

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