Update: Saturday April 16th,
8pm. Camp One and Thailand
Harold decides to sleep at
Camp One for another night
Diary by Harold Mah and Terry Kell
Camp One (Harold Mah)
It’s beautiful here at Camp One, cold and windy, but very beautiful.
Sean and I climbed another 300 feet this morning to 19,670 feet and then
decided to head back down. Sean has gone all the way back to Base Camp to rest
and acclimatise. I have decided to stay at Camp One for another night and head
back to Base Camp tomorrow. Sean will rest for 3-4 days before heading up
again. It’s a slow process of acclimatising to this altitude.
The barometric pressure here at Camp One is 483hPa! The standard air pressure
at sea level is usually just over 1000hPa (Hectopascals). It’s quite a
Thailand (Terry Kell)
Some of us (Gerry, Norm, Peter, Elia and me) have made our way to Thailand.
We’ve been trying to juggle flights but everything seems to be booked. Howard
and Nicole will fly back to Canada tomorrow and the rest of us will probably
have to continue with our original flight plans.
We’re all well, although tired. Most of us have lost quite a bit of weight. We
seem to just “decompressing” from what has been an amazing experience.
We met with Kili Sherpa before we left Kathmandu, who organised all the
logistics of the expedition for us. We are looking for ways we can help by
setting up a scholarship fund for the climbing sherpas. We also plan to meet
with Child Haven International when we return to see what we can do to raise
more money for the orphanage in Nepal.
We have received all the emails from well wishers and there were lots and lots
of them. Thank you for your kind thoughts. Keep them coming.
Harold & Terry
Terry Kell is returning to
Kathmandu, with most of the expedition party and they will return to Canada
within the next 7-10 days.
Harold Mah is staying at Base
Camp to support Sean Egan when he makes his summit attempt in May.
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