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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Nangkartshang Peak (5,050m) - Summit!

All I received today is this photo from team member Chris Boyce of team Peak Freaks on top of their acclimatization objective above Dingboche. Tim has switched up his check-in time to Nepal mornings (12 hours difference from my time PDT) instead of evenings so I don't have the details of their day yet. Satellite signals appeared to be better in the the morning for reception, but this may change now that usage has settled down post avalanche tragedy in the Annapurna region and weather. 

Our weather reports are what we'd call a mixed bag which is a good thing. In the mountains this means stability. No high winds that typically come with clear skies, no extreme day time melt and flurries with just 1 to 2 cm on the horizon that will bond to the snowpack nicely.

Tim did tell me in his last call that there's already been some summits on Island Peak by other teams and the routes are in good shape here in the Khumbu. Though the snow pack is stabilizing, passing under steep exposed snow loaded slopes or seracs need experienced and professional observations to determine the risks. 


Nangkartshang Peak (5,050m)
Photo - Chris Boyce

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