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Shishapangma: Team Checks in from Depot Camp

Rotation 2... ready, set, go! We're at Depot Camp (aka Advanced Base Camp), starting our dinner. We left Base Camp this afternoon after lunch, and after a small snow storm that made us initially question our departure. The weather cleared, and in a mere three hours we were already in our tents at the edge of the glacier. The team is feeling quite well and strong, as it is proved by the fact that we ditched one hour from our time last week. Tomorrow we'll be ascending to Camp 1, and then, the intentions are to reach Camp 2 and spend some time there afterwards. But we'll keep you posted as we go. That's it for now, we'll check in tomorrow after our move to Camp 1. Regards, RMI Guide Elías de Andres Martos and team

Comments (9)

It has been great reading your blog and hearing about your progress. Would like to give a special shout out to my big brother, Arthur Muir. He is such an inspiration: his hard work, drive and determination are amazing! He gives new meaning to retirement! Way to go, Art, sending best wishes and much love to you and all the team! Bonnie

Posted by: Bonnie Bair on

You have to be feeling a bit like a yo yo with the ups and downs! I have to think it takes real resol e to retrace those difficult steps. You guys inspire me!

Posted by: Rick Deerwester on

Glad to hear you are doing great and on schedule. I would love to see snow and glaciers, but not at 19,500’!!  Happy trails.

Posted by: Betty (Art's sister) on

Hi Sandra,

Just spotted the 9/20 dispatch in an RMI email, and remembered that you are on this climb.  Wishing you and the team a great and safe climb! 

Enjoy! 

Mike G. (we climbed in Ecuador with RMI)

Posted by: Mike G. on

...“a small snow storm”....hmmmmm….I can´t even imagine what this means on that altitude!
Stay safe, stay warm, stay strong!!!
Saludos para el grupo desde Argentina y Alemania

Posted by: Bettina ( Wolf's sister) on

A mere 3 hours and on the edge of a glacier sounds tortuous at that altitude! But then again, that’s why I’m sitting at home drinking a beer.  Awesome job! Glad everyone is feeling better. I look forward to hearing about your progress each day.
Xo- Trish

Posted by: Trish on

Hi Sandra et al.,

Jennifer and I are tracking the progress and wishing you all the best up there! You’re a bad*ss!

Zach

Posted by: Zach on

It sounds like the altitude is challenging, but I’m wondering if it’s sufficient to impact Mark’s never-ending chatter. 

Good luck, guys!

-John Fox

Posted by: John Fox on

Art,

Don’t forget your long underwear in the coming days. Cannot even imagine what you’re experiencing. Did you remember to bring fizzy water to drink every evening before bedtime? Perhaps not. In any event, you give new meaning to the concept of retirement.

Go Cubbies! (Giants are headed straight to nowhere.)

Stay safe.

—Bob

Posted by: Bob R. on

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