Nov 22, 2011
Ben called in a few minutes ago to let us know that everyone was feeling great in C1 and they are planning to move up to C2 tomorrow. They had a great weather all day long but for a few clouds in the afternoon. When Ben called they were brewing up tea and and enjoying a beautiful and clear sunset.
|Setting sun along the ridge between C1 and C2 © stu remensnyder|
If the winds remain calm they'll aim for the top on the 24th or 25th.The last few days have seen very calm winds but they are unfortunately looking to pick up a bit for the next 4-5 days so our team will have some wind for sure and we hope not too much. The predictions are for winds between 15 and 30kmph at the 7000m level and depending on how much shelter they get from the wind they may not even feel much of it till the summit plateau.
|Ama Dablam from just above base camp © stu remensnyder|
|climbing above C2 © stu remensnyder|
|the awesome traverse just below the mushroom ridge © stu remensnyder|
Ben plans to call in from C2 with the latest on the plan for a summit bid and we'll have that tomorrow!