Day 14 – 24 April – Leaving for the North Col
Its been snowing quite heavily here for the last 24 hours and more snow forecast for the next one week. However tomorrow we will leave for an acclimitisation cycle higher up the mountain – hopefully to the North Col at 7000m. This trip will take 10 – 12 days. The main purpose of the trip is to acclimatise our bodies, to a point where hopefully we are ready to have an attempt at the summit once we return and rest up for a few days. It should be a fairly miserable time of more headaches, extreme cold and nausea however I am very excited about getting up higher, especially upto the North Col where the real climbing begins!
Attached is a small video of the climbers memorial here at Basecamp