Annapurna Trekker Jacqueline found the internet in Jomson and sends this report: “the team is happy and healthy at a hotel in Jomson, right by the airport. We had a very windy stroll in, but it was a great final day of walking. We’re all hoping the climbers are having similar success up on Chulu. Please find attached a photo of the trekkers up at Thorung-La Pass. Counter clockwise: Phinjo, David, Jacqueline, Rebecca, Beth, Charlotte, Laura, Lobsong and Harka. Lobsong can’t quit talking about how wonderful our weather was up there. Perfectly sunny, with almost no wind. Everyone had a great experience.”
On Chulu Peak, Eben Reckord reports that the team climbed today to about 17,500 feet, a little below Camp 1. They fixed some rope in the rock band and scouted the route above, then descended to BC. The plan is to take a rest day tomorrow, then move up to Camp 1 the following day.
Over on the Everest Trek, Justin Merle reports that the team made it to Gorak Shep today and climbed Kala Pattar (18,192 ft / 5,545 m ). Tomorrow morning some of the group will continue up to Everest BC to check that out (though there are no Everest climbers up there now), and then they will start heading back down the valley.