September 22, 2012
Mike just called from Camp 2 to report that they pulled into camp between 11:00-11.30AM and that the team is doing well and the route conditions were good. He estimates that 150 people have now been up and down this section now, so it is well kicked-in. Sherpas carried oxygen from Base Camp to Camp I this morning and then carried member personal gear from Camp I to Camp 2 and dropped back down to base camp after setting up the tents at Camp 2.
Sherpas will take a rest day tomorrow and go up the next day. Mike and the climbers plan to tag Camp 3 and then descent for a second night at Camp 2 tomorrow. Then, they will see how everyone is feeling, weather, etc and make a plan whether to go up and spend a night at Camp 3 or drop down to Base Camp the following day. Mike also said the route is now open to Camp 3 and he thinks there were at least 40 people between Camp 2 and 3 today. No one has been to Camp 4 yet.