Friday, May 12, 2017

Still waiting

No change in the big picture. Still waiting for the ropes to get fixed at the top and for the weather to cooperate. There's not a whole lot (actually nothing) you can do about those two things. 

Given that, my focus has been to stay healthy and maybe even gain a little strength at this elevation. This morning I went for a short walk and took a few pics of the surroundings near camp. 

As the weather warms and the glacier melts out, it leaves some interesting results. The first rock is about the size of half a car. The second one is a bit smaller.



























The ice shot was on the edge of a stream. It was nice to just relax and enjoy spotting wonders of nature.


















This last shot I called an upside down rainbow but was told it is actually called a sun dog. Whatever the name, very beautiful. 






















The day was otherwise uneventful. I did get a shower which is a special treat. Water from glacial streams is carried to a large bucket.  From there, the water flows via gravity into a tent with a portable, gas powered water heater. It's best to take the shower in the morning when the sun heats the air in the tent. I even shaved the beard! 

2 comments:

  1. Those are truly unique pictures. I'm glad you managed to stay healthy and get to meet the rest of the team. Hope the ropes and weather align for you...

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  2. Thanks Chris! Still waiting on the ropes and weather. Had a nice hike today to get out and about. Even at base camp it's amazing how normal activity and walking get you winded. All part of the deal though. Hope all is well with your guys. Dreaming of a beach right now.

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