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12th April: update on Alex and Sergey

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Chris Valentine:
Got a couple more recordings from Lorenzo today, after yesterday's failures which I can only put down to a poor satellite signal. Alex was injured but is being 'fixed' and will return to the team shortly. Meanwhile they're getting some wonderful views of the Himalays from the vast Tibetan plateau, on the way to base camp.

Lorenzo's Everest Audio Blog

Chris.

Romke:
Received a short message from Harry today:

"Hey, my phone is working again. Now in Xegar (New Tingri), 4350m and cold! Still reasonably on schedule. To basecamp day after tomorrow!"

MournesMan:
Was horrified to see the extent of Serguey's injury on the Everest.net link - 3/4 of his heel blown away.  He was to be guiding!!!  I hope they can rebuild his foot so that he can carry on doing what he loves - climbing mountains.

Good to hear that Harry is well on the way to basecamp and is on the Tibetan plateau.  Watched a channel 4 TV programme showing the Tibetan plateau - it involved a pilgramage trek around the base of one of the mountains by Nick Middleton and it looked cold and desolate (did anyone watch it?)

Chris, I would be interested to learn more about the IPAQ solution to sending images - it is a pity that laptops don't work so well at those altitudes, but do IPAQs work any better?

Colin

Buddha:
Colin,

The IPAQ has survived extreme humidity and temperatures down to -55C. It has survived at 8000 meters on Everest. Due to their lack of rotating hard-drives, the hand-helds are more reliable at altitude than laptops.

Daisy:

Chris, I would be interested to learn more about the IPAQ solution to sending images - it is a pity that laptops don't work so well at those altitudes, but do IPAQs work any better?

Colin

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Hi Colin,
Last year the Irish team on Everest used IPAQs right up to the South Col to send messages and pictures to base camp and back to Ireland. We had a laptop too though and I used to have to keep it in my sleeping bag at night! We also used IPAQs on Aconcagua in January. They're great little tools (and not just coz i work for HP  ;) )

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