An update from ‘International Mountain Guides’ team from May 6th.
“Expedition Leader Jonathan Schrock checked in to let us know that the team at Camp 2 is prepped and ready to climb the Lhotse Face to Camp 3 in the morning. Getting to Camp 3 the first time is a hard day of climbing, but the climbers are feeling strong and the conditions and weather report look favorable for tackling this highly anticipated section of the route. A solid performance by the climbers during this rotation will give them confidence and will mean that they have qualified for the summit bids, once the fixing is done and the their weather window is open.
“Our second group of climbers at EBC are also ready to go and feeling strong. They have been patient and have benefited from a good rest at Base Camp. In the morning they will head up the Icefall with IMG Guide Andy Politz to put themselves in position to move to Camp 2, and then to Camp 3 on the Lhotse Face.”