Sunday, August 28, 2005 3:52 AM
IMG #8: Justin and Jangbu report
that all is well at ABC and everyone is doing fine now. Charles had a bit of
a respiratory issue and retreated to Tingri for some R and R, but now he has
returned and is feeling better. The team had the puja celebration at ABC with
the Sherpas, which marks the beginning of the official mountain climbing.
Yesterday everyone (except Charles, who is taking a rest) went up to Camp 1
for an acclimatization hike. This is rugged moraine along the glacier to the
site of the “Lake Camp” (occasionally used by some teams), followed by steep
rocky trail with some snow and scree up to Camp 1. The plan for the next few
days is for everyone to cycle back up to Camp 1 (20,000 feet) and sleep up
there for more acclimatization. Meanwhile, Danuru, Phunuru, and Phubu will
start building the route and taking supplies up to Camp 2. Trekker Steve will
be heading back home in the next few days, after hiking partway up to Camp 1
with the climbers.
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