Report Tuesday 4th May From
Tom Clowes BC: On April 29th the team returned back to base camp from having
spent a couple of weeks at 6,400m and above. They spent 2 nights at just over
7,000m on the North Col which does take it out of you. It is cold and windy at
BC but the air is much thicker so they will be able to recover properly before
moving back up the mountain in a week or so. Eating and drinking is their main
aim. Tom's socks are toxic and he has trouble breathing in his tent! Iain is
making a good recovery after his dehydration episode on the North Col. Ray is
nursing a high altitude cough but it seems to be easing now at a lower
altitude. Young Rick is extremely proud of his beard which is thicker in some
places than others. He loves the quiz book and even as I write he is reading
out questions to the rest of us! Ben takes great pride in answering most of
them correctly. Serena (the cleanest of us all) has already done her laundry
while the rest of us have put it off, blaming the weather! I think we have all
made use of Dave's shower to wash ourselves. This is a true luxury - Thank you
Dave! Mike, our doc, is doing superbly well and though he appears to have lost
some weight he now looks about 33, he is tanned and the sun has bleached his
hair! Paul is dreaming of his Adventure Racing Calender back in the UK - not
sure where he'd rather be, doing the 'Adrenaline Rush' or climbing Everest!!
The food here at BC is unbelievably good and Ganu should be working in the
Ritz. He does us proud. We are all missing Kevin and hope that he has returned
safely to the States by now and made a full recovery.
Once we know when the weather
window will be and the team starts making their way back up the mountain, we
will keep you all informed on a daily basis.
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