Current Expedition Time
Eight: Monday, September 15, 11:00am (Nepal time)
IMG expedition leader Chris Booher called in to report that the team had a
good round of climbing up to Camp 1, with all members back safely at Advance
Base Camp Sunday, resting on Monday, and planning to climb again in the next
couple of days. If all goes according to plan, Mike Hamill will lead the first
group up to sleep at Camp 1 on Tuesday, then they will climb to Camp 2 on
Wednesday to sleep, and then will descend to Advance Base Camp on Thursday.
Chris Booher will lead the second group to sleep at Camp 1 on Wednesday, then
to sleep at Camp 2 on Thursday, descending to Advance Base Camp on Friday.
After a couple of days rest, the team will be ready to consider summit bids
when the weather looks OK.
After a lot of helpful research from our satellite service providers, it seems
our phone unit has suffered technical/hardware malfunction of some sort and so
word from the mountain will be limited. Other teams, including AAI and
Himalayan Experience have graciously lent use of their phones to Chris to call
in with brief updates, and we certainly appreciate the on-mountain help from
From here on in, the team will be up high on the mountain a lot. We'll post
updates when they are able to call in between climbing rotations. So far, all
are doing fine and the group is in good spirits and enjoying their time in the
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