September 9, 2012
IMG guide Mike Hamill reports that the team is doing well. Yesterday they climbed to lower Camp 1 (5700m/19695ft) for acclimatization, then returned to Base Camp for a rest day today. Tomorrow they are all moving up to Camp 1 to sleep, do a recon to Camp 2 (6400m/20992ft), and then move up to sleep at Camp 2. In the meantime, the sherpas have now done two carries to Camp 1, and are also taking a rest day today. Tomorrow two sherpas will carry up to Camp 1 while four will carry to Camp 2. Sounds like the route is looking good, with about 600m of rope fixed on the way to Camp 1 with another 600m fixed between Camps 1 and 2.