Sunday, January 20, 2008

15.jaanuar. L2heneme ettevaatlikult Chimborazole.


Kohe hommikul hakkas Tarmo kaeblema, et ei saanud 88sel magada minu k8himise t6ttu. T6si ta on, oleme m6lemad endile hankinud koleda k8hataudi, pikad r8gisemise- ja l2kastushood l6pevad minul mingi suure eluka surmaeelset korinat meenutava h22litsusega ja Tarmol 88kimisega. Sellise repertuaariga inimeste poolehoidu just ei v6ida, pigem oleme t2heldanud, et meid silmitsetakse hirmunult. Yhes6naga tuli k6ne alla p2eva v6rra kauem tervise turgutamist ja k8ha peletamist kaunis Bañose linnakeses. Kuna mina aga t6husamat ravimeetodit enda puhul ei tea, kui j22kylm vihmavarjukesega kaunistatud kokteil ja palmi all rippuv v6rkkiik, yhes6naga, kibelesin randa, siis m6istuse h22le mattis seekord kujuteldav meremyha t2ielikult. Enne lahkumist j6udsime syya nii hommikust kui varal6unat. Erandlikult oli Tarmo (kes tavaliselt ka mu lennukitoidu maiustused, mis plastmassi meenutavad, aplalt alla kugistab) see, kes supikausi taga ohkima hakkas ja nii sain mina osa tema juurvilja-krevetileent endale.
Olime eelneval p2eval Angelo nimelise mehega kokku leppinud, et ta korjab meid kell 12.30 hotellist peale. Logistika on siin m2gede vahel suhteliselt lihtne, juhul kui leiad piisavalt selgesilmse autojuhi koos s6iduk6lbuliku jeebiga. Hispaaniakeelse tiraadi: "soovime transporti x vulkaanini ja tagasi, kui ilm on hea, siis homme, kui ilm on halb siis yks p2ev lisaks ja me helistame", suudame m6lemad soravalt kuuldavale tuua. Kohalikele avaldab me kontakt kosmosega ehk siis satelliittelefon muidugi sygavat muljet. Ka sellep2rast, et me nii rasket asja viitsime yldse tippudesse kaasa tarida.
Angelo toimetas meid kiirelt kimades k6igest kahe ja poole tunniga Chimborazo jalamile, Carreli nimelisse hytti 4800 meetri k6rgusele, lisaks jagas ka ohtralt soovitusi ja infot marsruudi kohta. Carreli hytist tatsasime veel 40 minutit ylesm2ge 5000 meetri k6rgusel asuvasse Whymperi nimelisse hytti. Olek seal oli ysna yksildane, peale meie oli kohal vaid refuugiopidaja nimega Washington ja pisikene n2ssistunud j2nki nimega Mike. Ytlesime Mike´ile tere, ei midagi suurt enamat ja vastusena kuulsime tunniajalist loengut teemal "Mike, tema 52 aastat elu siin maamunal, kaunid naised tema elus, veel kaunim t6mmu Anna, kes teda Miami biitshil ootab, tema 20 aastat ronijak2rj22ri Alaskal, kuidas ta koos 2 s6braga juba teistkordselt Chimborazo otsa ronitud ei saanud ja kuiv2ga ta selle yle imestab ja et tegelikult on tal 1 pruut Moskvas ja teine Peterburis". Igatahes tuli see muster: vanem onu laiamas oma m2gardlike matshosaavutustega ja vahele pikkimas lugusid verinoortest plikadest, (endal silmad minu poole vilamas) kuidagi tuttavlik ette.
Tegelikult oli ta tore tyyp ja lisaks sellele, et ta mitmeks p2evaks ette oma lugudega me meelt lahutas, selgus, et ta tunneb h2sti me Antarktika giidi Verni, kes samuti Alaskal resideerub. Tema eba6nn Chimborazol, eriti selle tehnilised yksikasjad, nimelt kui raske on liustikukeelelt liustikule p22seda, kui pikk on 60-kraadine j22n6lv, kuidas nad seal mitmeid kordi edutult ponnistasid jne. jne. surusid Tarmo kulmude vahele sygavad kortsud. Kuna Mike´i kaaslased olid jalga lasknud polnud tal oma 60-meetrise k8iega suurt midagi peale hakata, meil aga kyll ja Tarmo t6i selle jooksuga alumisest hytist 2ra.
Arvestades, et tegemist oli 5000-meetrise k6rgusega, magasime ylih2sti. Pehme madrats on alati pool v6itu.

1 comment:

Ilmar said...

Hoi, olete ikka väga tublid! Tõstke siis ka kruusike Legendi mälestuseks:

Everest conqueror Hillary makes last journey
Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:14am EST

AUCKLAND (Reuters) - Saffron-robed Buddhist monks, Nepali Sherpas and grey-bearded mountaineers paid homage on Tuesday to Sir Edmund Hillary, the man who conquered Everest, as thousands gathered in New Zealand to watch his state funeral.

"His loss to us is bigger and heavier than Mount Everest," Ang Rita Sherpa told the service in a small church in Auckland.

"He is our true guardian and our second father, but he has left us behind today," he said.

The funeral of the first man to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain was, in keeping with the man himself, modest, with 600 family, friends and dignitaries in the church.

Hillary's coffin was draped in the New Zealand flag, cream-colored Nepali prayer scarves, and Hillary's climbing axe and specially carved walking stick.

"We mourn as a nation because we know we're saying goodbye to a friend," Prime Minister Helen Clark told the service. "Sir Ed described himself as a person of modest abilities. In reality he was a colossus. He was our hero. He brought fame to our country."

Among those attending the funeral was the son of Tenzing Norgay, the Nepali Sherpa who accompanied Hillary to Everest's 8,850 meter (29,035 feet) summit.

"While we mourn his loss, his spirit will forever live and protect the great mountain and the people he loved so much," said Norbu Tenzing Norgay.

Thousands, young and old, had filed past the coffin in the previous 24 hours to pay their last respects to the former beekeeper, adventurer, and humanitarian, who died at the age of 88 on January 11 after a heart attack.

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On Tuesday, thousands of mourners around the country gathered to watch a live broadcast of the service, which was also televised in Nepal and at New Zealand's Scott Base in Antarctica, which Hillary founded.

"This is an enormous loss to the nation," said Heather Galbraith, an art gallery curator from Wellington. "He was a man from a different era, and his generosity of spirit was unflagging."

After Everest, Hillary led a number of expeditions. In 1958, he and four companions traveled overland in three modified tractors to become the first to reach the South Pole by vehicle.

Tributes to Hillary talked of his tenacity, sense of adventure and modesty.

"Adventure was compulsory in the Hillary family," his son Peter told the service. "We always feared where dad was going to take us in the upcoming school holidays."

"That shared adventure was one of the greatest gifts he gave to his family and friends," he said. Peter Hillary followed in his father's footsteps and became a mountaineer.

Hillary set up the Himalayan Foundation and through it raised millions of dollars to build schools, hospitals, and roads to the Everest region. He was made an honorary citizen of Nepal in 2003.

He had asked that no memorials be set up "when he kicked the bucket" other than to continue the work of the foundation.

"His love and dedication to the Sherpas was like that of a parent to a child; absolute and unconditional," said Norbu Tenzing Norgay.

After the service Hillary's coffin was carried from the church to the strains of a lone piper, through an honor guard of mountaineers with ice axes and on to a traditional challenge of the indigenous Maori people performed by pupils of a school named after Hillary.

The funeral cortege traveled through Auckland streets lined by thousands, who stood and applauded, to a private family service at which Hillary was to be cremated. He had asked that his ashes be scattered on Auckland's harbor.

(Writing by Gyles Beckford; Editing by Michael Perry and Alex Richardson)