October 27, 2011
Justin Merle called last night from the summit of Lobuche Peak to report that the weather was perfect, the view fantastic, and the team 100% on the top. Way to go gang!
Since that call, we later heard from Justin that the climbers were all back to Lobuche Base Camp (and the trekkers flew today from Lukla to KTM). Tomorrow the Ama Dablam climbers will head for Pangboche, where they link up with Ang Pasang and the Ama Dablam Sherpa team (who have been getting the BC set up over there).
Over on Chulu Peak, Eben Reckord called on the sat phone to report that the team took a summit shot today, but got turned back just shy of 20,000. Sounds like they had an avalanche hazard concern, and decided to play it safe. The team is back to BC now and getting ready to continue their trek to Thoroung La, tomorrow. Good job, team!