Paul and Fiona’s Progress
I know they sent an update yesterday, but it was so special watching them go off early yesterday morning. I took lots of photos as they began their ascent through the icefall. I watched them for as long as I could see them. For those who have seen this, the further they went the more they looked like those “ants” that climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge!
Paul and Fiona are now safely resting at Camp 2, from where they will do their update today and I am at staying at Base Camp while they are attempting their summit.
The weather here is warm and sunny in the mornings-the sun shines brightly and often there is not a cloud in the sky. There is usually a breeze and the temperature is about 12 degrees C.
I sat in the sun (still rugged up) and read and talk about spoiling – they brought me my breakfast there this morning . (Someone has to do the relaxing while P&F are doing all the hard work!)
By about 2pm the clouds and wind and as is the case now, snow comes in. That sends me scurrying back to my tent to rug up.
Today I went for a walk (as this is a dead end valley, you can really only walk in one direction (or head up!!) and watched a supply helicopter come in and land on the smallest and rockiest helipad I have ever seen. My I.T. skills don’t extend to sending pictures of the landing.
Thanks to all those people (family, old friends and now some “new” ones) who have written It is great to hear from you and also the school children who are following Paul and Fiona’s climb from your schools. I know they love receiving all your messages of love, support and encouragement.