Back at base camp 10PM

A successful first rotation. Everyone is back at base camp after spending 2 nights at Camp 1 and hiking up to Camp 2 (6600m). The next 2 days will be a rest to recoup, before beginning round 2. Base camp is getting busier with more friends and teams arriving on a daily basis. The doctors and staff from the Himalayan Rescue Association joined us for dinner this evening. Climbing is only half the expedition experience...gas bagging and socialising is the other.

Carol is heading back to Lukla after successfully climbing Island peak. She already has the 7 summits under her belt, but she's not done with climbing and is adding a few more Himalayan peaks.

The Climbing For a Cause trek is sleeping at Dingboche tonight. In a few days they'll be at EBC itself to spend 2 nights at BC with the climbing team.