Half way up to C3…

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This morning we climbed about half way up to C3 and approximately 1/5 up the Lhotse Face. It was awesome. Crossing the bergschrund (crevasse where the steep face of a glacier meets a more moderate slope) we crossed by ladder and up almost a 90o ice wall, traversed a very narrow ledge, then climbed a 600′ + slope for a short distance. We then climbed and rappelled down some pretty technical sections. There will be a lot more technical stuff higher up to come.

We have the afternoon off. Tomorrow we leave at 5am to descent to Base Camp. Everyone is looking forward to our 4 days off at BC to shower, email and get ourselves stronger in the 17,500’ thicker air.

 

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