Nepal 2011, Manaslu, Jounal Entry 7
We have had virtually non-stop rain and drizzle since we returned from C2 and it leaves one feeling quite cold most of the time. We had a lot of rain before the rotation up high, but this seems worse. Everything is damp all the time.
This morning after breakfast I took a walk with Steve, one of the clients from Massachusetts, up to the crampon point. This walk has taken me 45 minutes to an hour in the past and today I only needed 35 minutes, although I wasn't carrying a pack so that helped speed things up.
I am feeling well, no illness, although I am quite bored a lot of the time. I read, do crossword puzzles and Sudokus as well as talk with people and think about the upcoming climb. Phil correctly believes we need more time acclimatizing before we make a summit bid. some of the other teams, especially Himex, are planning to leave for the summit in a few days, weather permitting, but they arrived here a week or more before us. If I had my druthers, I would wait at least another 8 to 10 days before heading for the summit. Time will tell what we do.
I hope all is well with you,