||Valery Babanov’s phone message:
Good day, Today we have a day of rest and a `ceremonial'
day of opening of our base camp. Weather is a bit better now: it is warmer
and rainfall is lower.
After two more days of work (September 26, 27) we
reached 6000 meter altitude. There is much snow on our route now and
up-going snow ridges are our main obstacles there. We failed to find most
gear we left in spring. Old ropes are tattered with monsoons, so we are
making a fresh start.
We plan to leave a camp for two or three days on September
29. Weather permitting, we’ll try to reach our advanced camp at 6200 m. We
still hope that the rope we left on the tower maybe used.
American climbers are acclimatizing at British route and
their further plans are not certain yet.
Valera and Yura
The South Face of Nuptse, base camp.
BASK Company is the general sponsor of expedition.
Sponsors: Beal, Canon, Simond, Boreal,