October 27, 2010
IMG guide Mark Allen reports that the team members had a good training day yesterday at Lobuche Base Camp. They reviewed the gear and techniques that they will need for the climb, including getting rigged up for using the fixed ropes. Today they are moving up to the High Camp in preparation for the summit bid tomorrow. This camp is situated by a gorgeous alpine tarn just below the big glacier that comes down from the upper slopes of Lobuche Peak. As the members move up to the camp we have Danuru (Dawa) and Chewang Lendu, two of our top sherpas, heading up higher to fix the ropes and prepare the route above for the ascent. Then, tomorrow morning, they will get a pre-dawn start and head on up the rocky slabs above the camp which will take them to the glacier. We’ll keep you posted!