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Prayer flags above Dingboche. Lhotse and Island Peak in the background.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Packing Yaks

April 17, 2013

We just finished breakfast and the Tibetan yak herders are busy weighing our loads and arguing over who gets what and presumably payment. The arguing is all in Tibetan.  We are all doing well, me in particular.  I am eating very well and sleeping well too.  It is quite cold at night but my bag is warm so I am okay.

We leave for interim base camp (IBC) on the 21st, will spend a night there and then walk the rest of the way to advance base camp (ABC) the next day.  The elevation jump is about 4,000' so it is safer to do it in two days verses one the first time. We will then spend about a week at ABC doing one or two "touch and goes" to camp 1 at 23,000' after which we return to BC for a week or so to rebuild our strength. Then, depending on the weather, we will either go for the summit or make another rotation to ABC.  

1 comment:

  1. I know this wasn't your group, but...

    Hope all is well! Go, Robert, go!