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UPDATE: Gav at Camp 2
Gav is at Camp 2 - it took
him 5.5 hours to get there from Base Camp. This indicates good level of
fitness which is very important.
He says he'll probably stay there tomorrow. There are still no ropes above S
Col and as he can't go up alone he's waiting for sherpas from other teams to
break trail. He expects to head for the S Col on Saturday night with no
sleeping bag - just a tent (v lightweight). Then he'll just sit there for
couple of hours and go for summit!
He can't believe how many
teams have gone - much fewer tents than before at Camp 2. Despite this he has
slight fears that everyone's being bunched up for a crowded summit window.
There may well be traffic Jams. Apparently there are two ropes on Hillary Step
- one up and one down - this should hopefully speed things up?
As he gives this audio update
he is sitting in the porch of his tent overlooking Nuptse and Lhotse having
cup of coffee!
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