Hello friends and family. This is a cybercast update from Dennis, Alp 13, newly named “Team Crack Exposure”.
So we’ve had some interesting conditions already on the mountain. Yesterday, arriving in the afternoon, we landed in some mashed potatoes, or pretty soggy snow. We’re currently at the Upper Camp here, or upper landing strip above Base Camp, as it was getting very soft in the afternoon for the plane landings.
We did some knots and pitched tents last night, did some tent lessons, and had a nice meal of hamburgers before everyone went to bed. The team was liking going to bed, and getting some good sleep, as a few of us were pretty tired from jet lag and a few things.
This morning we woke and had a leisurely breakfast around 10 o’clock and then unfortunately it started raining on us. It proceeded to rain for the large majority of the day and fortunately just abated a couple of hours ago, allowing us to get up and rig our packs and sleds for getting out of here in the next couple of days.
Our plan now is to wait until it freezes; we’re going to give it one more day to set up after this hot weather and rain and plan to be out of here tomorrow evening to Half Camp. That’s our current plan, we’ll be in touch again tomorrow and let you know of any changes.
So thanks for listening, and cheers from Team Crack Exposure.