May 21, 2013
After being flown onto the glacier yesterday morning, Sheldon reports they worked hard to get base camp set up and secured. They’ll use today as a team training and acclimatization day. They need to review roped glacier travel safety and practice crevasse rescue techniques before heading up the mountain.
They’ll likely make a carry up to the next camp (12,000’), weather permitting, on Wednesday, the 22nd. This process of making a carry to the next camp one day, then moving up to the new camp the next will go on for two more camps before they are in place to summit from a high camp at around 14,000 feet. With a few weather days thrown in for good measure, they’ll be well acclimated before they try for the 16,400 foot summit.