Camp 2 to ABC completing a successful 2nd rotation

Hello Everyone,

We arrived back to ABC in the early afternoon today. It was a beautiful day today! After a colder and less restful night at camp 2 (23,400ft) we were all ready to descend back to ABC today. We are all looking forward to a couple days of rest before heading back up for our final rotation to the summit! Everyone is tired but in good spirits and looking forward to a good nights sleep. We are going to keep an eye on the weather forecasts in the next couple of days and see if they align with our tentative summit date of the 29th. Below are some pictures of descending today. I’ll update you tomorrow!

Ben

Heading down below camp 2

Dave rappelling the ice cliff

Thierry rappelling the ice cliff

Sara rappelling the ice cliff

Trudi rappelling the ice cliff

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