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Mt. Kilimanjaro - 19,340 ft. (5,895m)

January 27 - February 16, 2013

Where Lucille has been for the past 24 hours.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Day 13 - April 24


Namaste everbody, this is Lucille calling from base camp. It's April 24th., and, ya, some very sad news today, I just found out about Tshering. it's, ah, I just don't know what to say. Not only did he summit with me but he kept me safe through the icefall many times and so it's very sad to hear that he fell into a cevasse into the icefall. It sounds like they were able to recover his body from what I understand. I don't have a lot of details but I'm sure they will be coming. So I send out my condolences to his family and to Tim and the whole Peak Freaks team. The ice fall is certainly a very dangerous place to be and the Sherpas are there fairly often doing the load carries....

Onto us, we had a pretty good day here on Manaslu, so another typical day, very very hot starting at about ten..nine o'clock, very cold until then, and then it started snowing at about 2:00 in the afternoon and it was really cold, blowing and windy all night, it kind of kept us up. Domhnall did a second load carry to Camp 1, and I finally made it to camp 1, so that's actually really good. Then I was calculating the days, today is really only day 11 from the day that we left Khatmandu. Looking at a lot of people's blogs they are only just making it to base camp after ten days after leaving Khatmandu. So, not only have we made it here, but we - Domhnall has made it safe to Camp 1 several times, so thats actually really good. We are on schedule.

There was a lot of snow up above Camp 1 on the way to Camp 2, we are trying to fix ropes there, but that's going to take a little bit more time and work. Domhnall may actually pitch in tomorrow, not tomorrow, the day after. Tomorrow our plan is to move our camp to Camp 1 and go and spend the night there, and then while I have a rest day, then Domhnall will go and help the Sherpas fix the line.

So that's the plan, we will probably be on the mountain and away from Base Camp for probably the about next six days. We will bring the Sat phone with us so..we enjoy reading all the text messages that we're getting and Lorraine we even got your test one, so that's good, and so keep in touch.

Take care everybody. Bye


Claudia Kowal said...

So very sorry to hear about Tshering Lucille. you know he will be watching down on you as both you and Domhnall summit Manaslu!Enjoy your Pringles . .xoxo

Christal Myner said...

Hi Lucille and Dom! I just wanted to say I'm so excited for you and I'm glad things are going well and on track as you have planned. I will be watching your progress and cheering you on from here at home!! Christal