Willie ice climbing.
April 21, 2005 Hello from base
Today we stayed in base camp because of some snow that fell last night we
wanted to give the ice fall a chance to settle out before we had back to Camp
I. Instead we had a relaxing day at base camp, did some laundry, showers, and
organized our food for Camp III and Camp IV. We also extended our dinning tent
so we have extra room when the trekkers arrive.
The weather has been nice sunny and clear in the mornings and clouds building
in the afternoon. Base camp is very comfortable so we can prepare to go back
up the mountain tomorrow morning early.
Chris and Kay have been up at Camp I the last two nights. We have checked in
with them each morning and evening on the radio, they are having a good time,
they were planning on taking a walk up towards Camp II today, then return to
Camp I for the night. We will join them tomorrow morning, then all go to Camp
II to spend four days acclimatizing. While we are staying at Camp II we plan
to spend time going up the Lhotse face and bringing supplies to Camp III.
All the best, Dean
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