Traversing an ice section which mimics
that above the South Col
Update: The two Singaporean
trekkers who stayed the night in our gear tent, were to have been evacuated by
helicopter at 6am because they were feeling weak and had symptoms of AMS. But
the chopper did not turn up. Lukla was completely clouded over and the pilot
could not take off as he had to wait for clear weather. Word came only at noon
that it would not be coming that day. The trekkers, feeling better from two
days of good food and medical treatment, decided to trek down instead.
It was good to have visitors
from Singapore, despite the less-than-happy circumstances. We are now waiting
eagerly for the arrival of the Make It Real team in a few days' time.
Meanwhile, the team decided
to postpone their planned trek to Kala Pattar to the following day.
Crossing the Khumbu Icefall, Nepal
National University of Singapore
2005 Everest Expedition team. Click the picture
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