we came out fairly good, a broken tent is all,
although it has delayed things a couple days. We are
still getting weather reports forecasting high winds
up high so are planning to not get in too big of a
hurry. Several groups seem to be pushing hard in the
face of the weather and forecasts we kept getting. The
risks of pushing Sherpas to carry up in marginal
weather and bad conditions are not risks we are
towards tomorrow, going back up for at least 5 nights.
This will be our last acclimatization trip up high
before we should be ready to go for the top.
Everything is getting closer now. The excitement
levels are high. Our Sherpa team is setting up Camp 3
today and two of our Sherpas, Pheden and Pemba, are
now fixing part of the route above camp 3 for all the
teams on the mountain. (I should say the Alpine 8000
and Adventures International Sherpa team, as we are 2
groups under one permit. Scott Woolums and Willie
Benegas are both leading separate teams on the hill.
The official name for our expedition is the
"International Everest Expedition".)
here at base camp has been great. Sleeping in, some
sun, reading, and catching up with friends back home.
We’re also getting ready for our next trip up.
Actually lots to do, fortunately it's a perfect day at
base camp. We plan to be away from base camp for 5
days, so will have to call in our next report from Camps
2 and 3. It’s easier here at Basecamp to
send out more consistent reports and we plan to
as soon as we are back down.
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