Hey, hey there. We’re back in ABC this evening and having a nice dinner and
dessert. This afternoon the precipitation picked back up again and we have
quite a bit of moisture in the air again.
ABC has certainly started to take its form and emerge as a small community.
There are approximately 10 or 12 teams here now. Bright colors now pop out of
the grey landscape of the moraine that is the foundation for ABC. More prayer
flags are up as many teams have had pujas over the past few days.
The trip up to Camp I went well- as well as can be expected sleeping at
21,000’ for the first time on the trip. There wasn’t a whole lot of sleeping
but at the same time there was no sickness which is what we were hoping for
and planning on. The next few days call for more moisture and precip though
that shouldn’t change our plans for moving back up to Camp I on either the
12th or 13th. Today Mingma and Tshering are back up at Camp I spending the
night after trying to make a carry up to Camp II today. The snow was unusually
deep after getting some snow up high last night. They’ll make another push up
to Camp II tomorrow with a bit more gear and hopefully make it all the way to
Looks like everyone will be retiring early as the gang’s too tired to stay up
for a flick. A bit unusual for this crew who has been enjoying movies at
night. We’ll probably end up with a matinee tomorrow afternoon instead beneath
the falling snow.
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removable inner slipper Automatic crampon attachment Non-compressive
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weather, high altitude double boot for extreme conditions The Olympus
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