25 April Tagnac to Camp 8 (Camp 8 - 4610m/14998ft)
|At about 0800, we left Tagnac and
continued over the moraine, leaving the glacial lake Sabai Tsho to our
left. (It isn’t visible from this point, but we did detour on our
return route to see what caused the devastation.) The path was over
rocky ground, yet again, but at least it was a gentle rise to the next
camp. It was 1050 as we entered the camp with another relaxing day
ahead. Also, we were joined by a ‘friendly’ dog which suddenly
appeared, presumably from one of the Tea Houses at Khare Base Camp.
(photo: Heading towards the next camp)
|We spent the afternoon fitting
crampons and harnesses, then practiced putting the equipment on while
wearing gloves. An important requirement for summit day! A quick
introduction was also given on side-stepping up and down steep slopes
with crampons fitted. No snow at this point, but the principle was the
same on the grass.
(photo: Porter having a rest)
|The weather deteriorated late
afternoon bringing more light snow, and a reduction in temperature to 0
deg C in my tent. Time for my ‘bag’, I thought, until dinner.
(photo: Almost at camp)
(photo: Ariel view of the campsite from behind. The Mera range is in the distance)
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