Kiki's Diary, 10th May 2017
"One more day of waiting at EBC. We are just waiting patiently for the Sherpas to fix the summit ropes and catch the best weather opportunity for the final push. Today,Chumbi and Pasang will also come down from advanced camps, so Satya will have a conversation with them to see how things are up there". For Nepalese and Indian people today is a big day. They celebrate the full moon and and its holiday for them. Some Sherpas insist that today is a good day for summiting but in reality this is not true.
Weather is still unstable. It was snowing all night long and fog was covering the mountain ridge. Also, big avalanches are happening all night and day due to the recent snow fall". My health is good, though my lungs are still tight, but at least I am not coughing that much. I've got used of still life, of not doing anything but waiting and I feel OK with this. I am enjoying myself, the mesmerizing views and the silence around me. Here I sleep at 8:30 pm and wake up at 6:00 am. It means I feel fresh everyday. And I feel free of responsibilities. I just have to take care of myself and my health. I can focus on my inner needs. I can listen clearer my inner voice" "I feel stronger after each climb. Before that, I have some hesitations, at times I even doubt my skills. But magically something happens while climbing and I discover unknown powers inside me which help me to go forward". "I am trying to train my mind in that way of thinking, every single day. It's difficult sometimes but here on the mountains it's easier to set your mind free. Life is simple. I am concentrating in every each one step of mine or in my breathing and that's all"."The last few days I realized how important is to enjoy time by yourself. I see people next to me freaking out because they have no patience and they don't know how to spend time on their own".
"At EBC you see so many different people from all around the world, each with a different story to share and a different reason for climbing Mt.Everest. You see rich people who seek fame and glory but also poor ones who just have set big goals or they just want to explore their own limits. And of course there are those who seek for records".