Weighing our bags
Loading the Yaks
Camping at Interim Camp
Chinese Base Camp to Interim Camp to BC
9 September 2005
Hello Everyone, this is Mark and the Team at Advanced Base Camp, 5600m. It's great to be here, with most of our gear intact from the Yak cargo trafficking. We arrived into camp around 1pm after the long walk up from interim camp. Everyone's moving pretty slow with the new altitude and drinking large amounts of liquids, allowing our bodies to adjust to this new level.
Some expeditions are here already, and have just fixed ropes to Camp 2, which is great news. We have our ropes to add to the group pool, and after a couple of days rest, our Sherpas will also start working on the mountain. With Cho Oyu looming high above our camp, and walking tracks visible high up in the snow, we are all excited to be here and ready to get into the 'guts' of the climb.
We hope you like some of the pictures we are posting from the last couple of days.
Bye for now!!