A chance at the summit!

Hello Everyone,

With the weather changing in a couple days we will head to camp 3 tomorrow, and then wake up around 11pm to leave for the summit around midnight on the 26th. It looks like the heavy precipitation will start later that day or the next so we hope to be back at ABC before it starts.

The route hasn’t actually been fixed with rope yet but we have a couple other teams that are willing help Lakpa Rita lead the charge to get the ropes fixed a tomorrow and while we are on the way to the summit. Without Lakpa Rita, I’m not sure the fixing would happen! We are thankful to have him as a guide!

Keep good weather thoughts for us the next couple of days!

Talk to you soon!



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