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Dhaulagiri Update #2: COVID Sweeps BC, Awaiting News from Topo and Carla

автор: Explorersweb
тематики: Extreme News

 

8 Мая, 19:21

As COVID numbers in Dhaulagiri Base Camp rise sharply, climbers view the outbreak differently. Purnima Shrestha, currently in Camp 2, considers the situation down in Base Camp “nothing serious”. “We all had RDT tests and are feeling good so far,” she wrote. Antonios Sykaris, also in C2, speaks of many evacuations from COVID. Others, he said, “became frustrated or feared to get sick as well and gave it up.” He estimates that 25 climbers, including Sherpas and foreigners, have joined the summit push. Meanwhile, 82-year-old Carlos Soria has set aside climbing for the time being to focus on helping with the emergency. “The situation in Base Camp is crazy!” Soria told ExplorersWeb by phone today. “Right now, we have 19 new sick people.” Today, 90 more testing kits arrived at Base Camp. They have already used 30 and found 12...

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