Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day - Camp 3

Bob's Christmas Day report:  The team moved up to Camp 3 today without incident. The wind was much lighter than the last couple days so it was an almost pleasant walk up to 19,000 feet. They are camped on the glacier now, though it is old, dusty, dirty glacier, Bob said. Apparently Bob and his tentmate had some issues with where they set their tent due to the glacial melt and runoff once it warmed up this afternoon, and so they had to move their tent to a better location, but other than that, all is well.

Bob did not carry up his Christmas decorations for the tent. He left them at base camp, deciding that the winds would be just a bit too much for his garlands, so the team will have to celebrate Christmas in spirit only. Bob reports several sightings of Santa's sleigh in last night's sky, though they did not witness any landings there on the glacier with the climbing team, due to dangerous conditions for the sleigh. Christmas dinner was being cooked as I spoke with Bob, but he did not know what it would be - only that there was something good promised by the guides. Bob was hoping for real meat of some kind.

Tomorrow is a rest day for the team, and then they head to Camp 4, their high camp, on Sunday.

1 comment:

  1. Received a call from Bob sending his holiday wishes to all. He was in good spirits at 19,000 feet!