awoke with the anticipation of climbing to ABC today, only to find
10cm (4 inches) of snow on the ground - and still falling heavily.
The unexpected snowstorm threw the
members' plans into turmoil. Some who were not feeling well chose to
simply return to bed and sleep the day away. Tom Boydston, Charlie,
Tom Taplin, Randy, Ken, Mike Hale, Mick Long, Tom Lannamann, Roland,
Paul, Markus, Andy and Ian Prentice, Andy Hilton, Clay and Jon,
accompanied by Mindu Sherpa and Jangbu Sherpa, braved the conditions
and departed for ABC.