We have just returned from camp 1 after a successful carry and cache today. Camp 1 is at 21,000ft. Getting to camp 1 involves walking through a lot of rocky moraine (rock covered glacier). After a few hours of that we ascend up a steeper section of rock with some patches of snow and finally reach a beautiful snow/glaciated ridge. It’s a beautiful camp perched on a se what narrow ridge. It took us six hours to reach camp 1 and we have just returned to ABC being gone a total of just under 10 hours.
Everyone is tired, but feeling as good as can be expected after our first big day on the mountain.
Tomorrow we will rest, do some review of some skills and get ready to move to camp 1 the next day for a couple nights if all goes well.
I’ll keep you posted and will send some more pictures tomorrow of our day today.
Hope everyone is well,