(Yep, written ages ago!)

We’re back down at basecamp for a couple of rest days before our summit attempt, and I thought I’d escape basecamp for a couple of hours and send some photos to the blog.

Four days on the mountain has left everyone a little fatigued, so some rest, and a lot of eating is needed before we head back up again.

We had perfect weather for our acclimatisation trip, with very light winds and clear skies which was great for our journey along the ridge towards Camp 2. Our two climbing sherpas, Tendi and Lombarbu were with us for this technical section of the ridge and we got to just about 6000m before turning around to head back to Camp 1.

It looks like our summit day will be around the 4th November, weather depending.

On fixed ropes above Camp 1 

Steve W on the ropes

Mike descending towards Camp 1

 

Tendi Sherpa

Lombarbu enjoying himself

Camp 1 on Ama Dablam