September 16, 2011
Yesterday the climbers did an oxygen clinic at ABC, practicing with the masks, regulators, and tanks. This morning Max and his team climbed back to Camp 1 in good time–under 5 hours. They are all doing well and are accompanied by Danuru II and Mingma Dorje. Today the rest of the Sherpas made a second carry from Camp 1 to Camp 2, put up some tents for Max’s team, and dropped back to ABC. The route to Camp 2 is in good shape. Walter and his team, along with one Sherpa, are headed to Camp 1 tomorrow on their Camp 2 rotation. The rest of the Sherpas are taking a rest day tomorrow.