Saturday, October 18, 2008

From Hidden Vally Base Camp

Base Camp is now fully functioning with most members resident. Eight assorted members from groups 2,3,and 4 who were slower to acclimatise are on their way over the French Pass today so, by this evening, all members will be resident in the Hidden Valley. Most of our porters have been sent down to Marpha where it is much warmer and will return on the 20th to begin the work of dismantling Base Camp. Two members set out to climb Damphus Peak this morning and should return shortly.


Apart from the usual altitude gripes everyone is well. Base Camp is a stunning place and enjoys a lot of sunshine although it remains cold throughout the day. Night time temperature in the tent is about minus 13. Base Camp is at 5,050 metres.

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