November 3, 2011
Justin Merle reports by sat phone that the Ama Dablam climbers all moved up higher today, and the weather is hanging in there. Down lower it has been all socked in, with no Lukla flights for three days (the Lobuche climbers got out to KTM on the last flight before the weather set in).
Peter, Doug, Billy, Chewang, and Nima Karma are now at Camp 2.7 and Justin and Mark are at Camp 2. The later will leave earlier, and meet the others higher up. We are using Camp 2.7 now, instead of Camp 3, because there is less hazard from falling ice there. We’ll be looking forward to hearing how it goes tomorrow!