Everest 2002 Expedition
a Ski Descent planned!
#6: Tuesday, 16 April 2002 from Everest BC (north
side): Today Adrian, Scott and Jim went for an
acclimatization hike, with Adrian leaving a little
ahead of the other two because they were fumbling
around camp. We climbed out of BC to the south up a
frozen glacial drainage, maybe WI 1, but soft from the
sun. It must have been 200 feet wide in spots. We
walked up this for a mile and a half or so, gaining
about 750 feet in elevation. We had a snack and then
headed up the side of a relatively small 20,000 feet
high peak, climbing to around 18,000 feet. We had the
most spectacular view of Giaen Chung, 7,980 meters and
the connecting ridge to Cho Oyu, 8,200 meters. We
could also see Everest, Nuptse and Pumori. We are
truly surrounded by giants!
the yak come and we will pack and weigh our bags for
the trip to our Interim Camp on the 18th. The weather
has been beautiful with blue sky all the time; just
some wind in the afternoon.
have been talking with Bruce and Mike from Boulder,
Colorado. They are going to attempt a new route and
the 5th ascent of Giaen Chung.
it is yak for dinner tonight. Ye hah!!