May 12, 2012
IMG guide Eben Reckord called on the sat phone from Camp 3 to say that they were hoping to get a pre-dawn start on their summit bid this morning, but that a snowstorm came in overnight. So, they were electing to bail out from C3 instead. Now Eben called back to say they made it down to Base camp, and were glad that they bailed, as it snowed hard all day during their retreat to BC. Better safe than sorry—they did not want to get pinned down up there.
These guys have had a real Himalayan experience the last month, making their own route up a beautiful peak. Now they are headed home via Thorung La trek and Jomson flight. Their goals for tomorrow are hot showers, lots of food, and emailing friends and family in Manang.