Thursday, April 19, 2012

Preparation for 1st rotation

Today we practiced more fixed line training in the lower Khumbu Icefall involving rappelling, ascending vertical ice, ladder crossings, etc.  We sorted through our snack food in preparation for 5 days of climbing above base camp.  We had some light snow in the afternoon, then clearing before sunset.  Tomorrow we plan to go for a short hike in the Khumbu Icefall and then return to camp for another night here in base.