Posted on April 16th, 2012 by sarah_hassell
Mike headed back to Labouche on Saturday where the team plans on a summit attempt of Labouche (20,070 ft). These climbs are intended to continue to get the climbers acclimated as well as maintain fitness levels. Before they headed out, the team visited the GlacierWorks photo exhibit at base camp which. GlacierWorks highlights the vanishing glaciers in the Himalaya.
It has been snowing quite a bit and temperatures are very cold. It was 9 degrees at Base Camp on Saturday morning which not only makes for a challenge in getting out of the sleeping bag, but also the cold is very hard on the technology. You can see in the pictures that avalanches are not uncommon.
I didn’t speak with Mike this weekend – communication has been notoriously difficult at both Labouche base and high camp, but according to my itinerary, they should be making the summit attempt on 4/17 – Nepal time. I am hoping to see a SPOT come in over the night.