May 6th – Round Two – to the North Col
( via satellite telephone from Grant)
Hot Off the Phone!
Got a call from ‘da man’ just 10 minutes ago. They took about 5 1/2 hours from ABC to the North Col. A fine morning, leaving their tents at 8am and reaching the Col at about 120pm. NO wind, but the afternoon overcast weather has come back again. Feeling tired but no drama. The plan is to return and sleep at ABC tonight making it 3 nights in total at ABC. Tomorrow – rest at ABC or bomb back down to BC. Grant is presently about in the middling of his group in terms of speed and performance on the mountain. Some thoughts:
” This isn’t a climb. It’s a battle” – Grant Rawlinson