Continuing to acclimatize for their summit push, the Everest team completed a rotation to North Col/C1 (23,000’/7,000m) and returned to ABC (21,300’/6,400m).
The North Col is a severe sharp-edged pass that was formed by glaciers- it forms the head of the East Rongbuk Glacier. The glacier marks the first point in the route where crampons become necessary for climbers.
In anticipation of summiting, the whole team has their eyes glued to the forecast. Wind patterns look increasingly variable with a lot of up and downs.
“Winds have been ripping really hard for the past serval days and will continue for several more… but after that??”
Check out the forecast here: https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Everest/forecasts/8850