We are not enjoying this
at all (it is all the time the same) so we will write just briefly:
Wednesday 18th: We are getting the weather forecast from the net 3x a day and
it is always different. They must change it every hour or so. The weather is
supposed to be bad again (very strong wind), we are staying put. Ivan, Petr
and Simon started a long series of a card game. Pepino and Lucka cannot wait
and left for the C0. If the conditions will get at least a bit better
tomorrow, they will work on the face. Sona is reading and waits with the boys
Thursday 19th: Waiting, card games, reading, ....weather, hope, despair.
Pepino and Lucka made it to the fixes, they brought another tent up to the C1
(that is the tent for C2) and they uncovered fixes from under the snow. They
returned to the BC by the evening.
Friday 20th: It is snowing the whole day long. We cannot do anything on the
face because the avalanches will be sliding down again. Everyone is waiting in
Saturday 21st: Ivan, Petr and Simon are going down to the Chinese BC to order
yaks, get some gas for the generator, buy food and check on our small supply
we have with Finnish expedition. Kasang will help them to bring it all here.
Lucka and Pepino are going to the C0 to see (if the weather will be good) if
they can finish the fixes all the way to C2. Sona is joining them.
This is all for now. The weather forecast is not telling us more than one day
in row of good weather. If it is not snowing, the wind reaches 160 km/h. So
far the forecast was often correct. We are still waiting for a window of
opportunity...but we do not have much hope left.
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