After spending 2 nights in C3 on Annapurna, strong winds have yet again delayed summit aspirations for Lakpa and his team. They are safely back in BC waiting for another summit opportunity. Over at Everest BC, we held our main pujaon the 14th with all climbers and gear. Our Sherpas are busy now stocking C1 and C2, while our other climbers are practicing ladder crossings in preparation for their first foraythrough the icefall on the 20th.
Lakpa and the Annapurna team are currently healthy but are stuck at EBC due to bad weather.They are sitting tight waiting for the weather to be kind for their summit push. Our Everest teams start to arrive at BC today after enjoying lovely trekking weather heading up. The camp is all set up thanks to the hard work of Rabin and our climbing Sherpas.
We’re on the cusp of opening up our 2016 spring season, and we’re super excited to build and move on from the past events of Nepal. It’s a fresh season and we can’t wait to get up into the mountains. Lakpa is leading the pack with his Annapurna team departing tomorrow. Last year’s attempt on the 8091m giant was cancelled because of the earthquake. We wish the team good luck and great climbing. The Everest base camp support team have spent the last weeks madly shopping and packing. Containers of food, tents and supplies will depart shortly with the climbing Sherpas and Everest base camp crew next week to set up camp ahead of our Everest team. The rest of the team will start trekking up to Everest base camp at the end of March. Watch this space for updates.