Sept. 1- Intermediate Camp:
Night has fallen here at Intermediate Camp. The only sounds to be heard are
those of our staff chatting in the cook tent over the static heavy signal of
their short wave radio. I can barely make out the faint chimes of yak bells
off in the distance.
It's 7 pm on Thursday. We
left Chinese BC at around 10 am this morning in a long procession of yaks.
Last night we had quite a bit of rain but were lucky this morning to have a
lull to pack up camp. By the time we arrived at Intermediate Camp it was
raining steadily again. We piled into a Tibetan trader's tent near camp to get
out of the rain and wait for the yaks. Camp went up quickly and dinner was
again excellent. It's all about good food and good conversation at dinnertime
Suzanne, Don, Kevin, Tony and
Mike are all doing well and we're all excited to arrive at ABC tomorrow. It'll
take a bit of time to get used to camp at over 18,000 feet. We will have a few
days to adjust before venturing much above that altitude.
We'll be off again tomorrow
at around the same time and hope to be in camp well before dark. We are
thinking of all of you back home.
All the best, Dave
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