Christine Feld Boskoff CEO
of Mountain Madness
Back at Base Camp!
Yesterday Ray, Eric, Willie, Kay, Lahkpa and I started out at 6 a.m. to climb
up the Lhotse Face to camp 3. Kay had problems with the cold, so she
descended down to base camp with Lhakpa. The rest of the group climbed high
on the face and Eric actually touched our camp 3. We returned to camp 2 for
the night. "Super Mila" cooked us a delicious meal...once again! Dean
descended yesterday to Namche Bazaar to get dental work. He will come back to
base camp in the next few days.
Rest of our team (Ray, Eric, Willie and I) descended down to base camp today.
Nima Sherpa met us coming down the glacier with Coke-a-Cola and snacks. We
are all enjoying the oxygen enriched air and the amenities of base camp. We
appointed Eric as our movie coordinator. Today we watched "40 days and 40
It snowed this afternoon, so it was difficult to take showers. Showers will
have to wait until tomorrow morning when the sun is out. Now it is R&R for
about 4 days and the time needed to allow our bodies to recover.
We send our best, Christine
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