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Between 6000 and 7000 Meters

Two mountaineers navigating a glacier on a Gasherbrum II Expedition
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Hello again from ABC. I just touched base with Adrian and Chad who have given me a short update from our crew above, who are all doing phenomenally well. Their main complaint seems to be boredom, which in my books is a good thing. If they felt awful they wouldn’t mind having nothing to do!

Yesterday, the whole team trickled out of ABC at their own pace. Like last time, there was no need for us to move as a group so each member could take their own time to get to where they were going. Even I wandered up to Crampon Point and hung out there with the crew while they got ready to get onto the snow and make their way up to camp 1 or 2. Adrian and Sergey went all the way to camp 2 (6600m) in one push, whilst the others spent one more night at camp 1 (6300m) and are on their way up to 2 as I write.

Everyone had a good night. Yesterday evening, Chad called down with measurements of O2 sats and heart rates on all our members for me to add to my medical notes and my conclusion is that our team is doing really, really well.

The plan for the next couple of days will depend on our weather forecast from Switzerland (which I am anxiously awaiting!), but at the moment, the whole group will spend tonight at camp 2, which by all accounts is a pretty spectacular place! Lucky them!!

-Monica