Last time I posted I was waiting out bad weather at base camp. Prior to that, I stayed in camp 3 (22,300ft) for four and a half days. However, a good enough window for a no oxygen ascent never appeared. My cook back at base camp was convinced I’d found a girl at C3… the only reason he could think of that anyone would spend so much time up there.
A few teams were able to summit during this time, running on high flow oxygen. Sadly though, Manaslu was able to pick off a few of the less able. Poor decisions up here exact the ultimate price.
On the 27th I dropped back down to Base camp and took a single day’s rest. Today, the 29th, I went from base camp to Camp 3 in a single 8 hour push. I’m positioned again to take advantage of some “reasonably” stable weather. Tomorrow the 30th I hope to make Camp 4 and “fingers crossed” summit the 1st of October.