28 April - Khare Base Camp
|Another rest/acclimatisation day. Mick had
nothing specific organised, other than those who wished could have a
walk up a ridge path at the back of the camp. A few of us set out, but
soon all had turned back other than Lucci, Brian and I. We decided to
continue to the top of the ridge ......... but it took time. Two false
crests later, we decided to lighten our load and abandoned the rucksacks
to take a more comfortable walk to the top. Unfortunately, the clouds
had lowered obscuring the view we had strived to see. We had reached
5000m/16300ft again, so it was another good acclimatisation walk. The
descent was slow as we returned to camp, arriving at the same time as
(photo: Mera Peak range from our ridge walk)
|After lunch, Mick gave us a briefing
on what we should be taking to High Camp for the summit attempt.
(photo: Mt Kangtenga-6685m, behind the ridge we walked up)
|Snow became more intense in the
afternoon, which necessitated the Sherpas going round the tents at
regular intervals to clear snow off.
(photo: Brian (left), Lucci (centre) and I at the top of the ridge)
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