Today was a rest day at Camp II. Team went for a light walk on the glacier towards the base of Lohtse face. Most of the team members could not sleep last night. High winds and high altitude was the main reason.
29th April, 2012 - Camp II to Camp III
Today, as per plan team started from Camp II to Camp III. Team started at about 9.00AM and reached to the camp III at around 4.00PM. This climb includes two hours walk on the glacier in western cwm to reach at the base of the Lohtse face. From this point a steep ascent is made to reach the Camp III perched on the Lohtse face. Lohtse face is covered with very hard dry ice and offers the danger of falling ice and rock. The site for six tents is carved out by cutting the ice on the Lohtse face.
All team members are doing well. Team is relied on the liquid and ready food like soups and noodles.