Day 17-18, April 28-29 At ABC preparing for North Col

( via SMS messaging and David Lim)

Hi there, yesterday I went for a hike from ABC (6380m) up to the base of the ice wall that is the start of the climb to the North Col ( 7000m). Hot work. CLimbed up the first 2 rope lengths to get a feel of the route. My brain is baking like a large cupcake in the intense sunshine. Gotta fix the dehydration issue. At least I did a bit better than the 8 Malaysian who tried to go up today – only four made it.

Tomorrow. I’ll be heading for North Col proper and will be away for 3 days. Wish me luck as I try to get some minerals or some kind of drink mix into my water t help me hydrate better. Axe Out

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Posted on April 29, 2011, in Everest 2011. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Speights will help out alot. Shall I get you a 6 pack?

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  2. You mean you didn’t watch the wedding today!!! Take care and stay hydrated xxx

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  3. Hey Axey, If you had a bit more hair…Can’t you suck the ice?
    Thinking of you mate…

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  4. All the best. You can do it.

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  5. good luck from all of us in iceland

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  6. Good luck Axe.

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  7. be strong Axe, this does not compare to a rugby game on the Padang in 34 degrees…..well maybe it does but you know what I mean.

    All the best Scotty

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  8. Well done Axe. I finally got on your blog. Really impressive stuff mate. Stay strong and safe. We’re thinking of you.

    Finn

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  9. Well done Axe. I finally got on your blog. Really impressive stuff mate. Stay strong and safe (sounds like an ad for condoms). We’re thinking of you.

    Finn

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