Robert's camp is located about a 10 minutes down the valley from the main Everest Base Camp. He says it is a much better location. The main came is very crowded and not very clean.
The group left early, 4:30 a.m. for an acclimatizing hike to the ice. The ice fall hike was very taxing. Robert said they made it about one third of the way up and then came back down. He reports no trouble negotiating the bridge ladder walk over the crevasses.
His rest day was spent reading and doing crosswords. He says it is very cold at night but as soon as the sun hits his tent it is hot.
Tomorrow they leave for Camp 1 for two nights and then on to Camp 2 for two nights.
Robert is feeling well and strong. He is amazed at the vastness of the area that is the Everest region.