Gav calls in from Base Camp -
having walked from Gorak Shep today and set up camp. He reports a very strange
atmosphere - sherpas literally running down paths away from Ice Fall. There's
an air of bad luck about the mountain.
Plenty of hard decisions to be made by other teams over next couple of days as
to whether they should stay on or call it quits after losing gear in the Camp
1 avalanche. He feels as though he is quietly slipping through the net which
has caught so many.
He's going to see what the weather's like for Camp 3 and potentially Camp 4
foray. He would prefer just the former for now as he is all alone and has no
oxygen. He wants to test out all his summit gear - up until now has been using
lightweight equipment. He report the Berghaus equipment he has been using is
fantastic ... wouldn't trust anything else now.
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