Waiting in the ABC
Due to stomach problems Werner decided to travel
back home. Nima, our cook, accompanied him to the
border. We hope he gets well soon and we wish him
all the best.
2: Our camp 1 at the North col (7065 m) is now
well-equipped. Setting up camp 2 is kind of hard
try: May 5 Matthias deposited a tent on 7600 m.
try: After a stormy night at the Northcol Andrea and
Micha can't continue due to bad weather.
try: Christian, Markus and Matthias spend a
"nice" night at the Northcol. On the
following day Christian and Matthias are able to get
some material to 7600 m walking through a storm.
try: Andrea and Micha try to push the depot to 7900
m. But they, too, fail due to the storm and reach
the depot at 7600 m more or less on their knees.
They deposit some gas and travel lunch.
SITUATION: This year there are heavy storms in the
higher regions almost every day. Despite the sunny
weather all expeditions are running slightly behind
schedule. We hope to get some nice weather and less
wind in the next few days. In the next two weeks we
consider trying for the summit.
Even though the food is great we notice that after
more than a month in this altitude we loose weight,
especially mussels in our legs. But still, all of us
are well. (Michael Borrmann, ABC, 6400 m)