Robert is now back up at Camp 1. He said that the hike up was very difficult because his knee is painful. He is also has a bit of nausea.
The plan is to move up to Camp 2 tomorrow. The trail to this camp is not difficult and Robert is not concerned. However he is concerned with the trip to Camp 3 as it is a much more difficult trek up the Lhostse face. If his knee is still painful he may spend an extra day at Camp 2. You may want to re-read the post dated April 30 for details on Camp 3 written by Robert at the Gorak Shep Internet Cafe.
Robert is part of a non-guided group. This means he and his personal Sherpa guide can move at their own pace. He has the flexibility to move more quickly or to take an extra rest day if needed.There are 3 groups of non-guided. Robert is in the second of the three. There are no specific names for these groups.