Daily Dispatches

Title: USA/JAMAICA Everest Expedition 2009

16 May 2009 : Doubts..

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Summit Rotation Puja

Pemba, Kame and I were up early today for our impending climb to C2 on this summit rotation. I was feeling very confident because 4 days was my longest rest of this expedition and I had done a good job preparing for this rotation. After a few minutes of icefall duty I really felt like I was working too hard. Nothing to do but grind, and grind I did. When we got to the football field and saw how slow I was I thought about turning around. Maybe one more day at BC will help, maybe I need to go home, it was all negative thoughts, which was very much unlike me. Despite being lethargic, I started to enjoy the icefall and the climbing and stopped thinking about being some place else. A different Rohan showed up at C1 in record time, feeling really good and confident. Despite the slow start I posted my best time to C2, which made me happy.