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25.4.2009 Camp III

Helicopter evacuation from BC.
These boots keep your going!
Antti, Juha and Tomi have successfully put up a tent at Camp III, Lhotse face (7100 m). They have now returned to Camp II for good sleep and will arrive at BC tomorrow morning. The others are resting at BC and preparing for ascent to Camp III early next week.

Level of evacuation readiness was tested today when Korean climber had blood circulation problems and was evacuated to Kathmandu by a helicopter. The first flight was unsuccessful because no wind and the helicopter couldn't land due to thin air. Later in the afternoon afternoon moderate wind made evacuation possible and luckily patient wasn't in hurry.

All is well!