Friday, May 11, 2012

Climbing team returns from drop back, Camp 4 stocked & ready

Today our Everest & Lhotse climbing team has returned from a week of rest down valley. Our Sherpa team has finished stocking our South Col high camp (camp 4), so we will likely take 1 or 2 days of rest here in base camp then head up on our summit rotation. We have coordinated with a few other teams to finish fixing the route, but due to unfavorable weather In recent days, the route from the South Col to the summit is currently not fixed. We will fix on summit day if necessary as we previously did in the 1990s.
Photo: view from base camp looking up at the Khumbu Icefall, route from base camp to camp 1.