21.07.2009

There is a downpour at the Lenin Peak Base Camp each day starting from 2 p.m. In fact, this is normal for Central Asia and means that the weather is good. This is why all expeditions try to set out as soon as possible in order to reach the next camp before weather turns foul. During today’s acclimatization ascent our team reached the 4,000-meter mark and then returned to the Base Camp. Our plan for tomorrow is to ascend to the Advanced Base Camp (4,300 meters), where we plan to spend the next week. Much of our load (approximately 150 kg) will be delivered to the Advanced Base Camp by horses. Whatever remains we will have to carry on our backs.