Monday, 26 April 2010

Dictated update from Camp 2

Message dictated via Sat-Phone from Camp 2:

'I have made it safely to camp 2. We are all very happy as we managed a quick ascent time between camp 1 and camp 2 of 2.5 hours.

Unfortunately the weather is closing in now, so we are unsure if camp 3 is achievable on this acclimatisation run. Rob (Casserley's) team are a stage ahead of us and made it to camp 3 but the following team had to turn back due to bad weather, so we'll see tomorrow if it is possible.

Whatever happens, tomorrow is going to be a tough day as we set out to tackle the Lhotse Face (a steep wall of hard packed ice), where you must be clipped into a fixed line at all times. This can be slightly problematic,with people coming down as well as going up. It is only a 1.64mile climb but can take anything between 3-6 hours.

Feeling in good condition to tackle tomorrow. Send my love to all back home!'

3 comments:

  1. Hi Bonita, thanks for sharing your experiences with us, very interesting and the pics are stunning. It must have been amazing the first time you saw the western cwm, I would love to see it for myself. I wish you well and hope you have good weather for higher up, good luck and Cheers :)

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  2. Bonita, pls tell Dr. Rick, Boy Scout Troop 325 says HI and safe climbing and God be with all the team! The troop is wishing the best! God Speed and best wishes, we are keep you all in our prayers! Summit the mountain!! Andy in Battle Creek!

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  3. Hy Bonita ,

    Congratulation for your expe you are strong !
    It's very interesting to follow you .

    Take Care and enjoye your days .

    Denis Gamache

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