September 25, 2011
The pesky low pressure that was supposed to move east has stalled just south of the Himalayas, causing more wind and snowfall. I spoke on the sat phone to both the Cho Oyu and Shishapangma teams, and both groups have pulled back down to ABC — after moving up to Camp 1. The wind and snowfall has continued and the conditions have deteriorated so we are back in a holding pattern, to see if the weather improves. Unfortunately, it sounds like as the monsoon moisture finally moves away, the jet stream will not be far behind!