Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Good Progress

Message left on the answering machine today, 19th Oct.

Everyone is healthy and doing really well!!!

The team arrived at Tagmat (at an altitude of 4356m) yesterday so the emphasis is now very much focussed on acclimatisation before they tackle the mountain. Today they walked up to an altitude of 5050 m and are camping again tonight at Tagmat .

Tomorrow they plan to walk up to 5035 m (?Tarek) where they will have a rest day (hopefully their bodies will be working hard making extra red blood cells!). On the 21st they will go up to Mera La and then back to a camp at Kharka, to have a good rest at a lower height. The following day, they will move up to Mera Peak base camp and on the 23rd will aim to go to the high camp which is at 5800 m. If all is well (weather being a major factor!) they hope to make a summit bid on the 24th making their descent towards Baruntse and their next challenge.

Note, there was no comments about the weather so I make the assumption that its good!!!

Another wee note! I would not expect to hear any news until the 25th. As Sandy always says, remember that no news is good news!!!

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