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Title: Dick Morse - Lhotse Expedition 2012

26th April, 2012 - Day 8 at EBC (17,500 ft)

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Lhotse Expedition

26th April, 2012 - Day 8 at EBC (17,500 ft)

It was windy and clear this morning.  After being so tired on my first trip up to Camp II I will be tying to eat much better while down here at EBC.  I really need to get my strength back before going back up to Camp II and beyond.  I will probably stay at EBC for few days.  We got word this morning that the fixed line was finished yesterday up to Camp III.  If all goes well with my health I will go up to Camp II (21,000 ft.) on my next trip up the mountain.  Than go up to Camp III (23,500 ft.) and back to camp II the next day.  A rest day will follow at Camp II.  After a rest day I will go back up to Camp III and spend the night.  After that it depends on how I am doing at Camp III.  At some point I need to go up above Camp III at least part way up to our high camp on Lhotse.

The rest of today will be resting.

Ice formations in the Icefall

Ice formations in the Icefall