Manaslu Expedition "Seeking
5: Camp 3 Established
reported that everyone is doing fine. Camp 3 now is
established. Tom, Scott, Mike and Brian have come back
down to Camp 1 to sleep (Sunday night). Tom said it is
so warm this evening at 19,000 that they aren't able
to sleep in their sleeping bags! Dan and Jerome are
sleeping at Camp 3 at 21,700 (North Col) to further
acclimatize. For the past several days they all have
been carrying loads to Camp 3. Two of the Sherpas have
gone back down to Base Camp to rest.
(May 6) Tom, Scott, Mike and Brian will move up to
Camp 3 and Dan and Jerome will come back to Camp 1.
The team will continue to push the route to a high
camp on the North Ridge plateau at 24,600 (Camp 4)
over the next few days. After establishing Camp 4 the
team will return to Base Camp for several days of rest
before they make their summit attempt.
said that everything is going like clockwork. The last
few days the weather has been on their side and all is
going according to plan.