May 5, 2012
IMG guides Eben Reckord and Emily Johnston report that the team descended today to Base Camp, after their run up towards Camp 3. After spenidng their second night at Camp 2, they push up towards C3, then descended. The sherpas did some more fixing above Camp 2, and everyone is now back down. They are doing well, and are going to take a few rest days while they wait for a good forecast prior to their summit bids.
There was a big flood today on the south side of the Annapurna Range, apparently triggered by a Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (you can Google that up for more info). This had nothing to do with our team. There are hundreds of these glacial lakes in the Himalaya, and unfortunately, these GLOF events are not that uncommon.