Christine Feld Boskoff CEO
of Mountain Madness
and now a 2 time summiter of Everest
Dispatch: Dispatch #6 - July
1, 2005: We are back in base camp after spending three nights up at camp 1,
which will become our advanced base camp for the climb. The camp is on the
Gasherbrum glacier, surrounded by all the Gasherbrum peaks. Quite a
spectacular place! The start of our climb on G2 is about 1/2 hour from camp.
During our time up there, we acclimated, organized our gear and help establish
the route to camp 2. Several other parties of climbers have made camp up there
as well, and are cooperating in fixing ropes up the steep face and ridge
leading to the next camp. The weather, until today, has been warm and clear.
This morning we awoke at 3 am (our usual wakeup time) to a snowstorm. After
some consideration, we packed up and headed back down to base camp. The
forecast calls for about 4-5 more days of unsettled weather. We will relax at
base camp for a couple of days, and then decide the next course of action.
Joe, Nick and Megan remain healthy and are acclimating well. We hope to sleep
at camp 2 on our next trip up the hill. Cheers, Charlie
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