Tuesday, May 20, 2008

20 May: South Col 25,500'

The team departed for the South Col! They left Camp III this morning and arrived in the early afternoon. They have set up the tents and made camp, and are now resting in their tents at 25,500'. A few other teams were on their heels, so that even at the South Col it's looking like a mini-village. It's looking like tonight will be a larger summit push, which isn't surprising based on the North Side teams moving to the South Side and limited amount of days before the monsoon season hits Nepal. The team is relaxing for the afternoon in preparation of the night's departure.

As with last night, the team is all loaded for the push in their tents- down suits on and oxygen masks attached. The team will be leaving the South Col about 8am PST.

See also:
Up to the South Col: http://landtarget.blogspot.com/2008/05/summit-push-20-may-trek-to-south-col.html
Summit: http://landtarget.blogspot.com/2008/05/summit-push-21-may-team-summits.html

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