September 10, 2010
IMG Leader Mike Hamill reports that the team had a good rotation to C1 (about 20,500 feet or 6250m) and that everyone is now back to the thicker air, good food, and hot showers at ABC. In addition to sleeping at Camp 1 most of the group also continued up to the ice cliff, which is about halfway to C2. The team is now planning three rest days in ABC before heading up to C2 on the next rotation, weather depending. Currently the weather is perfect but it sounds like some low pressure is headed towards the mountain. Four sherpas are now fixing the ice cliff and the rest of the route to C2 today. Mike reports that ABC is now starting to fill up as other teams arrive. Our guys have enjoyed having the mountain to themselves, but that is now starting to change.