Day 17-18, April 28-29 At ABC preparing for North Col
( via SMS messaging and David Lim)
Hi there, yesterday I went for a hike from ABC (6380m) up to the base of the ice wall that is the start of the climb to the North Col ( 7000m). Hot work. CLimbed up the first 2 rope lengths to get a feel of the route. My brain is baking like a large cupcake in the intense sunshine. Gotta fix the dehydration issue. At least I did a bit better than the 8 Malaysian who tried to go up today – only four made it.
Tomorrow. I’ll be heading for North Col proper and will be away for 3 days. Wish me luck as I try to get some minerals or some kind of drink mix into my water t help me hydrate better. Axe Out