down Lhotse Face
Luis Lhotse Face
Piers Lhotse Face
Back to C2
14 May 2005 me-6400
I never thought we would say that Camp 2 seems like shangri-la, but after battling fierce winds screaming down the face, and bearing witness to some of the Iranian teams gross lack of skills (read getting stuck behind them on the lines for an hour), we are back to Camp 2 after a looong night of tossing, turning, and gasping at the thin air.
With the winds constant above C3, we doubt much fixing has been going on above the south col, but we are headed back to basecamp for a bit of rest tomorrow, so we will track down the full story then!
Piers and Luis
Ps. On a personal note, to the simple yet extraordinary man from Illinois, from a simple kid that has lived in the neighboring state of Missouri who was inspired by his vision and drive, congratulations Ed Viesturs, the 1st American to do all 14 8000m peaks without oxygen. Steady Eddie strikes again!