has officially established camp 2. Our team of climbers and Sherpa have
stocked the North Col camp with all supplies needed to push up the mountain,
excluding our climbing oxygen. We only have 2 High Mountain Sherpa for our
team of 6, so some of us have carried our share of loads to C1.
3 of our
team members have been unable to carry to the north col, because the altitude
has been getting to them. Currently, these three climbers are in BC resting
in the thicker air. Hopefully, they can pull through and acclimatize,
otherwise their summit will begin to slip away from them, slowly. They are
supposed to return in about 5 days and help carry some oxygen bottles up to
the North Col, before our team returns to base camp, as a group, and rests for
the summit push.
majority of the loads have been carried by myself, Michael Frank, and our
excellent Sherpa: Dangima and Lakpa Rangdu. This may seem odd if you read the
last dispatch, where I noted we had 4 Sherpa. Technically we have two, the
other two I spoke of in the last dispatch belong to a group of Norwegians who
are using my base camp services. Scott Street carried his first load to the
North Col yesterday, he seems strong.
brief list of what we've hauled to C1 to help put our work into perspective:
nets to secure tents in wind storms
team kitchen supplies: bowls, cups, etc...
1 bottle of
1 EMT kit
of 7mm rope (we don't need much due to the rope fixing team this year.)
the entire climb from C1-summit-and return (over 120 pounds for the team and
carry up the mountain from ABC:
masks/regulators 30 bottles of O2!
sleeping gear (carried when you move camps)
I'm here in
advanced base camp resting for a few days. After which, I'm going to move up
to the North Col for about 4-5 nights. While there, I plan to at least push
to camp 3 at 7900 meters. From there we just have to get Camp 4 (8300M) in
place and stocked with O2 for the summit push. Michael and Scott have not
decided on a definite plan, it depends on how they feel. Once our camps are in
place, we're going to head down to ABC as a group for some important rest.
We're shooting for the first weather window around May 10th for our summit
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