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Dispatch Fourteen: September 7th, 2009

2009 Shishapangma Expedition

Day Fourteen: ABC; Snow Storm Thwarts Carry to Deposit

Today, as we feared, we woke up to a snowy base camp. It didnít stop snowing all night. I knew by the fact that Mario had let me sleep till 8:00am that we werenít going to carry to the depot camp today. I ambled over to the mess tent, and had a relaxed breakfast with Mario and Paola. We spent the day reading, listening to music, and trying our best to kill the time. In the afternoon, Carlos Paunerís two Sherpas came over to our camp for a visit. I knew one of them from Pakistan in 2007, where I met him in the airport in Skardu after my Broad Peak expedition and his K2 Expedition. The other Mario and I knew from Manaslu, where he was also hired by Carlos Paunerís expedition. We chatted for sometime about our respective plans for Shishapangma as well as past expeditions. They left a few hours later and Mario and Paola arrived for dinner.


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