At camp one there were forty to fifty tents with many occupied with climbers. This camp gives your first view up into the Western Cum. It includes a good view of the route up the Lhotse Face to the South Col.
Since we arrived at camp one before 11 AM we had plenty of time to settle in. Our tent was already full of gear for camp two, but there was room in the middle for our two sleeping pads. Ngima melted snow and fixed lunch – dinner through the afternoon. We called base camp at 6 PM and finished dinner by 7 PM.