The camp numbering system on the blog and twitter does not match the 'official record'. I've used c1 (5650m), c3 (6150m), c3 (6450m) for simplicity. All heights are based on my Suunto altimetre watch and are approximate.
In fact c1=pinnacle camp, an acclimatization camp which we have now taken down. C2 = camp 1 officially, a camp (one 3-man tent) we leave in place in case some/all of us retreat back down this way. C3 is actually our first bivi camp on the big push along the ridge. We've left 2 of our 3 2-man tents (mountain hardware ev2) standing there for the moment but once we go back up, we'll pack those tents and carry them with us. No further camps will be pre-prepared.
Sandy &Rick glad to be in camp 2 6150m.
Rick shovels snow into the snowbag for melting for drinking water.
Sunset from camp 2.
Looking up to the dome we will climb next.
Posted in Expedition report.