Consultants Everest Expedition 2002
18 April: Guy Cotter has reported in from BC -
"all expedition members are going well, they
have spent two nights at C2 and are back at BC for a
few days rest here before going back to have a crack
at C3. The weather has been outstanding. There have
been about 20 possible summit days already and
virtually no strong winds of note. There are a
couple of teams ready to move further up the
mountain, but so far no ropes are fixed on the
Lhotse face. A meeting was held in BC yesterday
where it was decided what order work would be done
on the Lhotse face and by whom.
team still has several days work to establish C2
properly and we will be sending a Sherpa team onto
the Lhotse face about the 23rd to fix ropes to the
South Col. Conditions on the Lhotse face are good
with enough snow remaining to make for a not-too-icy
ascent to C3 and C4.
Sherpas are resting in BC today. Ang Dorjee has been
perfecting his card playing with the westerners.
He's probably sick of taking money from all the
Sherpas! Our Liaison officer arrived yesterday. Ian,
Carol and Angus Nicholson from Kunde Hospital will
arrive today to stay a night or two so it's sure to
be a busy time".