Exploring and acclimatizing
More ice walking
Moe, Julian and Jamie explore up a side valley, camping out a couple of nights
14 April - exploring camp, 5600m
Taking two nights food we climbed up the same valley we explored yesterday. We found a good camping place at 5600m at the junction of two frozen rivers. Wow!
15 April - climb high, sleep low
Moe had rough night so guarded the camp while Julian and Jamie (and we aren't gay) climbed the nearest hill. We got to a nice 6363m point with an amazing 360 degree view. The mountain continued up but the wind came in savage gusts, having already almost knocked us off our feet, so we scree-ran down perhaps 600m back to the valley floor. Another day.
16 April - back to base camp
Only half jokingly Jamie asked Julian if he saw any Blue Sheep when he went out for his morning pee. He didn't but they were still there when he went out for a later dump.
17 April - packing
We are packing for ABC as tomorrow yaks will transport our equipment up there.
© Jamie McGuinness - Project-Himalaya.com - 2005