This morning it is clear, no wind and a light dusting of snow over night. After breakfast I talked with my climbing Sherpa Lakpa and we are definitely going up to Camp II in the morning. We will probably leave before 5 AM. Lakpa wanted to know what I planned to carry up to Camp II and will come by after lunch to see what he can carry for me. I spent some time going through my lists to make sure I had everything laid out that I need up at Camp II.
Just before lunch David Breashears made it back to EBC. He had been here earlier in April to set up his Glacier exhibit. He had seen Terri at the Yak & Yeti in Kathmandu and got to catch up a little with her. I think it has been two years since Terri has seen David when we were up at his house near Boston. Mingmar and I had been up there again this last summer. It was good to see him again here at EBC. He will be sharing our Peak Promotion base camp.
As I mentioned on the 26th – I will be going up to Camp II in the morning. I will not be able to update this blog until I get back to EBC. Depending on my schedule will be back to EBC on May 4th or 5th. If all goes well with acclimatization the next time I go up will be for our summit bid on Lhotse. That could be as soon as May 12th depending on the weather.
I hope all is well with my family and friends. I look forward to getting back home by the end of May!