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Shishapangma: Elias & Team on the Move to Camp 1

Good evening! We're on the move to Camp 1, spending the night at Depot Camp at the moment. It is hard to describe how small we feel, at the feet of this colossal peak, within a stone throw of its northwest glacier, flanked by huge penitentes of disproportionate dimensions, which we'll have to cross tomorrow. The winds stopped shortly after dinner, and the plumes from the summit disappeared, allowing us to get a glimpse of the top, right before we crawled into our sleeping bags. Two of our Sherpa just came by, descending from setting up Camp 1 and reporting good snow conditions, while the other three will remain there for the night, hoping to reach Camp 2 tomorrow while we climb to Camp 1. The plan is to all sleep together at 1, and descend to Base Camp the following day. As you can imagine, with this first rotation, we're all in "game on" mode, and the anticipation is getting us semi-ecstatic. More tomorrow from Camp 1, RMI Guide Elías de Andres Martos and the Shishapangma crew

Comments (4)

Okay, I love the updates, but I had to look up penitentes on-line :). Good luck to the team!

Posted by: Rick Deerwester on

I can only imagine the butterflies in the stomach are beginning! Can’t wait to read more.

Posted by: Betty (Art's sister) on

Thankyou for the updates and stay warm!!!!!

Posted by: Bettina Riehle de Mola on

I am loving the daily posts. Thank you. It makes the distance not seem so far. I hope you have a good day climbing tomorrow. xo, trish

Posted by: Trish on

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