October 22, 2010
IMG Guides Mark Allen and Max Bunce called in via sat phone early this morning to report that they are currently at Lobuche – approximately 15,000 ft. – and everyone & everything is fine. Tomorrow the plan is to move up to Gorak Shep, and then continue on toward either Kala Patthar or Everest BC, depending on the weather.
Two of the trekkers are on their way back down to Lukla, (having planned an early descent due to time constraints) and one climber is staying at Lobuche to continue to acclimatize. The rest of the team will continue right on schedule. Everyone is happy and healthy – other than a few minor head colds here and there – but all is well!
More IMG Ama Dablam blog action can be found on team member Mark Ursino’s website: http://www.markursino.com/
– Becky Kjorvestad