What a day!
We moved to high camp. It was a long and arduous day; 8 hours – please enjoy the blog as I carried it all in my pack! Dave, Ian, Dale and I were on one rope, Barry, Pat and Yanick on the other. Half way up a massive crevasse calved off the mountain – you could hear it, see it, but most disturbingly you could feel it. It was quite a ways away so we were never in any real danger.
It is cold – oh my it is cold. It’s about -30 to -35 now, and the sun will disappear shortly resulting in it being about -40 to -50. We are well geared but it is still remarkably cold! Hence no cook tent, we cook in the vestibule.
Pat and I are in one tent, Barry, Ian and Yanick are in another, and finally Dave and Dale are in the last tent. One thing you can be sure of – there is no way we are getting up at night to use the outdoor potty.
Tomorrow the plan is to try for the summit – everyone feeling well and weather permitting.