Today is the day that we leave the luxuries of basecamp behind and move higher on the mountain. We already carried the first round of loads up to Camp Canada at 17,550ft and will be making camp there for the next 2-3 days.
Its been windy for a few days now and is expected to stay like that, with the exception of Jan 6 where conditions look promising for a summit attempt - not for us though, as we won't be in position yet. We're hoping that there'll be another day of stable good weather and low wind speeds somewhere in the Jan 9-11 window.
Kristina is still fighting the flu; we are hoping she'll be able to join the team at Camp Canada with a day or two delay, but will play it by ear.
This will be the last blog post for a while, as we are not expecting to have any connectivity (besides the DeLorme GPS) once we're above basecamp. Wish us luck and keep your fingers crossed for good weather starting on Jan 9! And in the meantime you can always check our progress via the GPS tracker or on Instagram, which Paul will keep current as much as possible. Up up we go!