Update 9: After having
installed OC&C camp 1 we had a few resting days. Now that base camp is
organized it started to get a little bit boring. Everyone is looking for a way
to get threw time these days. Books started to find their way out of our bags
and we even played the game 'wie ben ik?'
On the second rest day we took a small walk crossing the glacier. Our goal was
to reach the Nangpa La (5600 m). This is the big pass connecting Tibet with
Namche Bazar. Tibetans use this pass to go the big market. Unfortunately we
could not reach the pass. We got stuck on the glacier as it became too steep
and icy. Our crampons are already up in OC&C Camp 1.
Today the Sherpa's got up to OC&C camp 1 where they started preparing the
fixed lines to Fugro camp 2 (7000 m). Tomorrow they will have this route
secured. After setting up Fugro camp 2 they will go up to organize Vicks Camp
3 (7400 m). Tomorrow we will go to OC&C camp 1 and after spending one night
there we'll head to Fugro camp 2. There we will spend one night. After going
up to Vicks camp 3 the next morning we will go back to either OC&C camp 1 or
base camp, depending on the conditions.
So Easter will bring us busy days on the mountain. We wish you happy days,
finding a lot of eggs!
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