Manaslu Expedition "Seeking
13 (7:00 AM): Summit Day
Scott at Base Camp:
is the day. Last night's 6:00 p.m. radio call
had Tom, Dan, Brian, Jerome, Mike, Kan Cha, and Kusang
all in their tents at Camp 3, cooking dinner, melting
water, and having hot drinks. Plan was to leave for
the summit this morning sometime around 1:00 a.m.
(The Australians were planning to leave at 3:00 a.m.).
Camp anxiously awaits news of their progress today.
Radio communication from Base Camp to the summit
plateau is not good. Our radios depend to a certain
degree on line-of-sight. They are now on the
backside of a ridge from us. As we do make contact
with the climbers we will report their progress.
Stay tuned . . .
today is absolutely beautiful! Skies were clear
and calm last night. This morning woke to coolness,
stillness, and no clouds. If the weather holds,
all will have a truly fantastic summit experience.
Visibility is great as well. All factors are in their
favor. Let's wish Tom, Dan, Brian, Jerome, Mike, Kan
Cha, Kusang, and the Australians all the best for