An update from ‘Summit Climb’ team on May 3rd.
Everest News: Escape From Camp 3
“We woke up this morning at 7100 metres to greet the morning sunbeams. While sipping milk tea we absorbed expansive views out across the entire Western Cwm, taking in Camp 2, Camp 1, Mount Cho Oyo, and all the rest.
“What a way to start your day! I must say, last night was nothing to brag about. Being the first night at very high altitude, not much sleep was to be had. Dont get me wrong, the Sherpas made perfectly flat tent sites, so no excuses there. It is just a lack of oxygen and low airpressure takes getting used to.
“Even though our actual sleep only amounted to 1-5 hours, still we spent 15 hours above 7000 metres, which is not inconsequential. In fact there may be no better acclimatisation you could do in such a short amount of time.
“But, Anyway…As soon as we finish breakfast, we safely descend the face, return to C2, and collapse into the tents for a huge nap.”