September 15, 2011
IMG guide Mike Hamill reports by sat phone that the Shishapangma team are all safely back down to ABC, after their Camp 2 rotation. Camp 2 is now well established at 22,800 feet. Starting tomorrow, the sherpas are heading back up to start working on the route to Camp 3 (about 24,500 feet). The members plan a series of rest days now at ABC. Mike says that some other teams have now arrived at the mountain, so hopefully some of them can also go up and work on the route.
Right now the weather remains decent, with the jet stream still well to the north and the core of the monsoon to the south of the Himalayas. There is some moisture getting sucked up from the south, so some occasional snowfall, but no big storms on the horizon.