September 19, 2012
IMG’s weather forecaster Michael Fagin reports that the monsoon is starting to retreat from the Indian subcontinent. Good news! Ang Jangbu reported it rained hard for 50 straight hours in Kathmandu, but that now it is sunny and drying out. The satellite photo shows the moisture starting to move out of the area. This is the beginning of the big seasonal switch that we have been waiting for.
Up at Base Camp we had a call from Phunuru Sherpa who reports that everyone had a good rest today and the that weather has now cleared. The team’s plan is to wait another day to let the snow settle, with the current plan to move up the following day.