News: Storm Pulls Sherpas to ABC Eric Simonson - Advanced Base Camp Sat, April 14, 2001 2:05AM
Today, six of our Sherpas carried to Camp 5 and four more pushed the route to within a couple hundred yards of Camp 6. In the afternoon it started snowing, and by 5pm the Sherpas (now back at the Col) were getting concerned by the intensity of the storm. After a radio conversation with Panuru, we decided to pull them back to ABC rather than have them spend the night at the Col in the wind and snow. We'll wait for things to die down a bit before sending everyone back up.