Our three Sherpa’s – Kame, Mingmar and Ngima along with Pemba (the camp two cook) carried gear up to camp two. They left at 5 AM and arrived at camp one at 8:30 AM. Ngima was not feeling well so he returned to base camp while the other three carried on to camp two, which took several more hours. They set up two tents and marked out with rope the area for our camp two.
They said that there were now more than one hundred tents at camp one. Many people were up there for the night tonight. At camp two many Sherpa’s were laying out campsites for their expeditions. It continues to look like a very crowded route this year with the Chinese side closed down. Tomorrow the Sherpa’s want to have a rest day.