November 1, 2011
Justin Merle reports by sat phone that Peter, Doug, Roger, Billy, Chewang Lendu, Nima Karma, and Kami all made it up to Camp 1 today (19350 ft / 5900m). They will see how they are feeling tomorrow—they may go to Camp 2 or take a rest day.
Justin is at BC with Mark and Sierra and they are hoping to move up tomorrow. It sounds like Chewang Lendu and Nima Karma went to Camp 2 yesterday and set up 3 tents and also took some of the gear up for the high camp (Camp 2.7).
They said the route is looking good and everything is in place for the summit bids.