Our climbing team is off the mountain for the season! They are in base camp this morning celebrating their success, probably followed by a shower, food, and some sleep.
2nd guide Caitlin Hague called at 8am, reporting that the team planned to leave for the summit at 9am. The entire expedition will give the summit a try.
Seba Grau reported a hold on the expedition due to problematic weather. I could hear the wind blowing over the sat phone receiver. They are ready to move to camp 3 as soon as the weather allows them to move.
The team woke up at the S. Col this morning, packed up their gear and headed down the Lhotse face for the last time of the expedition. Our Sherpa team loaded up their packs with every last empty oxygen bottle and bag of trash and hauled it all down to Camp 2 in one push, …