Friday, 27 May 2011

...And Further Down...

Last night saw high winds and snow, which shows that the team perfected the timing of their summit attempt. There are now unlikely to be any teams summiting for at least the next few days. This change in the weather has led to many small avalanches and wind slabs, so the team have been breaking trail today as they move down the mountain. However they are all now (13:15 Nepal time) at the North Col or lower, so everyone should be back to ABC before the end of the day.

Zac is back feeling 100% today, and is currently waiting for the last couple of members of the team at the North Col before descending with them to ABC. There was even a rumour (through muffled phone reception so may not be true) that a crate of beer has been spied at ABC for a little celebration!