Posing in front of Lhotse Face
Lhotse Face Looms Ahead
12 May 2005
This morning Luis slogged back up to Camp 2 from BC. Good on ya mate! The remainder of us have taken a rest day at Camp 2 in preparation for going to Camp 3 tomorrow.
Today our strong climbing sherpa team carried loads through to Camp 4 on the South Col in highly challenging conditions. The winds adjacent to Camp 3 were gusting to 70 knots according to our Climbing Sirdar, Ang Dorje. Understandably, it was hard not to get blown over at times. It is impossible not to be humbled by such selfless highly meritorious acts of physical endurance.
All going well tomorrows dispatch will be made from Camp 3! Time to go back to my Economist Magazine.
Mike for the AC Team
Back to Camp 2
11 May 2005
Strong winds overnight and this morning at Camp 1 dampened our desire to emerge before the sun. Deceptively clear skies invite one to climb high but the roar of winds above, like an express train, tel
Return to Camp 1
10 May 2005
Back in the saddle again!
The whole team is now back at the new, moved, and very much improved Camp 1 location!
The sherpas came up early today to move and rebuild camp. They were quite succes
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Base Camp Communications
9 May 2005
Today's weather forecasts have confirmed that, as much as one can tell, our plans to head to C1 tomorrow are on track. When one knows that rest is limited it becomes far more valuable and apprecia