Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Drop Back and Recovery

Greetings from Deboche Everyone,

The team is all doing great after 3 days relaxing, sleeping, reading, and eating double portions at every meal!

Life here at the Rivendell Inn, elevation 12,100' is a marked contrast to Base Camp and above. We have all been soaking up as much of the thick air as we can, whilst enjoying the trees, flowers, birds, sunshine, and clear views of Nupste, Lhotse and Everest. Every morning has dawned sunny and clear, while the afternoons have brought rain and snow up higher.

We all feel we have benefited greatly from the drop back, both mentally and physically. Tomorrow morning we will all head back up valley to Pheriche, then the next day to Lobuche, arriving to Base Camp on the 12th. We plan to have several rest days before beginning our final push to the roof of the world, weather conditions depending.

Currently Alpine Ascents and IMG, along with Patagonian Brothers, and a few other groups hope to have the route fixed to the summit, before the winds pick up on the 12th. This will put us in a great position for our summit window to begin around the 20th of May- weather depending of course.

The entire team sends their best back home to all following along on the cybercast.

All Our Best!

Eric & Jose and the Team