Update: : Gav reports
heavy snow and thunder last night at Camp 2! No one has moved up obviously.
Increasing numbers of teams are leaving the mountain - very few people left
now! He has decided to head back down to Base Camp - although he's feeling fit
it's not so good for health reasons to stay at altitude when not needed.
He will wait until 30th and see what the situation is. Hopefully by then some
teams will be breaking trail above the S Col and he can follow them up.
There is a possibility that if no ropes are put in by then he'll be forced to
finish. Gav is very frustrated by the situation - this is his third time on
the lower slopes of Everest and he has never felt so strong and fit.
According to weather reports the monsoon is hitting the Bay of Bengal ... if
it comes in as far as the Himalaya any time soon then that's the Spring 2005
window is closed for sure.
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