8000 Meters Facts
Everest 2005: Czech Expedition
Hornbein Couloir: Snow, wind, so time to set up
Update: In case you have not figured it out, these Czechs
are real climbers. No offense to the others, but they are all the real deal.
The Czechs are headed up! A little wind! SO! They plan to
try to set up camp 2 in the next few days...
Update: The breakfast is late today. Yesterday we told Kumar we will be
getting up with the sun, that is usually at 7:40 am but today the sun is not
up at all. There is a quilt in the sky. "Eve" is not visible at all. We get up
slowly around 9am. We get into a discussion about what to do with the crazy
weather. Based on the new forecast, it suppose to snow until May 4th. We don't
want to sit and wait, spending too much time in BC. We changed our plan. It
should be possible to work the lower part of the face even in these
conditions. We will come back if it is not possible. Tomorrow morning we are
leaving for C0 and we will decide there how to proceed next. We count on the
fact that at least during the morning we will be able to work on fixing the
route on the face. We plan to be there 4-5 days, based on how much work we
will be able to do. We have one more day of forced rest. We are getting our
stuff ready for tomorrow. Kumar is baking us Chapati bread. The weather is
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