Greg and Jangbu, out expedition leaders, came with the news last night that the weather forecast had changed a little. Ongoing high winds, gusting towards 100mph, are forecast on for Camp 4 and 60+mph for Camp 3 at the start of my rotation, rather than dying down as expected. That’s not manageable, so the whole of Team 1 (who are also heading up for a rotation) and myself are staying in base camp another day while we wait for the window to clear. Hopefully one day doesn’t become 2. Or 3!
A little disappointing, but hey, what’s a day between friends. It’s the weather so nothing you can do. As I hadn’t yet packed by 6pm it’s probably a good thing! We are ahead of schedule so I’m not yet worried.
Stay tuned, let’s see what happens. For now we just have an extra-cold spell at Base Camp to deal with, and this does now give me a chance to dry my socks…