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I simply cant believe everybody refused to help David. Most people are not that mean. I am sure many people passing by David Sharp when he was sick didnt notice him, didnt know he was in trouble. (Click to enlarge).
My personal experience on Everest has been simply great. I felt strong, conditions were amazingly good, I had absolutely no problem during the summit push or descent." (Click to enlarge).
As a small team, we were all experienced, we trained hard, we knew each other well, and we all knew safety was our first priority. But most of all, we were self-suficient. Otherwise, no one should attempt such a high peak. All images courtesy of Joan Cardona / Comarques Gironines Everest 2006 expedition team (click to enlarge).

ExWeb interview: 2006 Everest summiteer Joan Cardona, "Most climbers are good people, but commerce has turned Everest into a theme park"

Posted: Jun 20, 2006 04:30 pm EDT

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Spaniard Joan Cardona summited Everest from its north side on May 17, 2006. A member of the "Comarques Gironines" - a small, independent team from Catalunya, Spain - Joan summited after a fast push from the North Col, stopping for just four hours at 7900m. He made it back to ABC the same day. An easy climb â compared to KangchenjungaJoan is an experienced climber: In addition to Cho Oyu and Shisha's summits, he has attempted several 8000ers, including Kangchenjunga, Makalu, and Everestâs Norton Couloir in 1996. Compared...

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