April 27 - BC
Friends, family and loved ones,
It was a dark and stormy night and continued to be rather nasty throughout
the day. So, we canceled our day hike to Pumori base camp as the photo
potential would be greatly diminished. Instead, we focused on cards, email
and staying warm. About half the group trekked around base camp in an
attempt to stave off bag suck as long as possible but ultimately we all
gravitated towards our sleeping bags for warmth. We do have a smallish
propane heater but we wait for dinner to turn that on. All this explains why
our topic of dinner conversation turned to our favorite hot springs.
Despite the inclement weather, the team spirit soars. We are still able to
entertain each other with tales of our weird childhoods. Ah! The things we
do for fun. Above us, on the Lhotse Face our courageous Sherpa have now
fixed line all the way to camp three. So please stay tuned.
Smiling faces. All around. We’re back in BC
and it’s early a.m. on Wednesday the 26th. Showers, laundry, music, food,
sleep: it’s all on the agenda today. We’ll get back later with more
information and photos from our trip back to BC. We wanted to get a message
out that we’ve returned and everyone made the 4 night trip to CI and CII.
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