2012 Everest Team – Clear day at Camp 2

Hi All,

Hello again from Camp 2. Today is Thursday 3rd May and we’ve just finished lunch of chiapatti with sausage and cheese. Took a hike this morning up to the base of the fixed lines and took a look at a new route which was fixed yesterday. Very clear morning and camp 3 was very visible. The nights up here are cold so I have started to sleep in my down suit as I have a -20 sleeping bag, I look like a big red tellytubby, but hey, I’m toasty in my tent.

Last night we had a really clear, starry sky, which was beautiful against the mountain ridges all around. Everyone is in good form, we’ve had a couple of minor tummy problems but generally everyone is feeling strong and healthy. Food at camp 2 is very good and plenty of snacks, I need someone to keep the Pringles well out of my reach. Looking forward to returning to base camp at the conclusion of this rotation on Sunday and preparing for our final rotation.  Before we go back up high, we will spend a few days in Dingboche.  We’re already looking forward to the apple pie and latte.

Hello again to my girls in Foxrock and happy birthday to my big sis Toni, I won’t embarrass you with the age!

That’s all for now from Albert reporting from Camp 2

Inside the Camp 2 Dome Tent

Inside the SlingFin dome tent at Camp 2

Camp 3 on Mt Everest

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