Across the Ice Fall - First Trip to Camp III Everest
May 3, 2011Public
Photo: Going up! Basecamp Below and Sun on Pumo Ri
Photo: And this is a small block of ice...
Photo: Damai did the Ice Fall without crampons
Photo: Damai in a prayer flag nexus - about 2 hrs in...
Photo: Kami meets up with a childhood friend - Danu Sherpa...8 time summiter
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Photo: Ice doctor with a ladder
Photo: Hammid from Iran - we met at this same ladder on my first trip up
Photo: Almost a white out in the cwm
Photo: Kami and one of our tents at Camp II - Nuptse Wall in the background
Photo: Looking down the cwn at tents in lower section of Camp II (Nuptse left, Everest W. Ridge right)
Photo: Heading up the cwm
Photo: Upper part of Camp II
Photo: Getting close to the Lhotse Face
Photo: Going up the Lhotse Face! Steeper than it looks...
Photo: Looking down down the Western Cwm, Camp II at 3 O'clock
Photo: 10 more feet (also known as 10 more minutes) to Camp III, an eagle's nest on the side of the face
Photo: Jumaring up  the Lhotse Face (photo by Kami Sherpa)
Photo: Very happy to be at Camp III, even if the tent has to be roped in.  (photo by Kami Sherpa)
Photo: Damai heats up some fruit cocktail at ~24,000 ft (who says you can't take canned food camping?)
Photo: A room with a view
Photo: Testing out the o's at Camp III
Photo: Rapelling down the Lhotse face while people on other rope ascend
Photo: Passing someone who is going up (South Col is upper right - about 8-9 hrs away)