Greetings from C2!
Today we had quite a bit of excitement and a reminder of how hazardous the
mountain can be. Camp 1 was avalanched at 5 a.m. Many different expeditions
helped with the rescue. Fortunately only 7 people were hit by the avalanche
and as we know there were no deaths- good news in a bad situation that could
have been much worse. Two out of the seven had severe injuries though and
were taken to base camp to be flown to Kathmandu.
In our group, Kay LeClaire flew to Kathmandu due to health reasons today- she
will be missed. Willie remained at base camp with Kay until her helicopter
arrived. The rest of group is doing well and resting at camp 2. Willie is
expected to join us this afternoon. It's a busy season for all, as it always
Our plan is to climb to camp 3 tomorrow and sleep one night there before
returning to camp 2.
All The best,
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