The first step in the next process seems to be complete, we have heard reports from the mountain that the Sherpa rope fixing team was successful in reaching the summit today. Great news and special thanks to the hard work done by the crew.
For our team there are still two important factors remaining. The first is that our boys are up there tonight going for a load carry to Camp 4 at 8000 meters known as the South Col. We are hoping that it will go safely and smoothly and that this is the last load carry they need to successfully stock high camp.
Then the last remaining piece of the puzzle is of course weather… It is appearing according to our forecast that it will remain quite variable as the Jet Stream plays some tricks on the upper mountain for the short term outlook. We do not see a reliable and safe summit day appearing just yet and as of know there could be some development in lower winds after the 20/21 of May. We take this step very seriously and will watch for developments as it means a big difference in a safe shot at the top.
For now, the team rests in base camp and is feeling positive and healthy. More updates as things develop.