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  1. Heather Peterson
    May 3, 2012

    It must be heart wrenching to have to sit and wait. Hopefully there will be a good window soon and people will be able to continue with their climbs.

    I couldn’t help but to notice that Himex is up at C2… Guess it is today for you all. 🙂 I could have sworn they turned back after not seeing them at any of the camp lists. Think I even read something to that effect. Guess the weather is promising to change for the better if Russel and his staff decided to go for it but I can’t help to worry for them and everyone else who is up there now. Stay safe,all!

    • Alan Arnette
      May 4, 2012

      Hi Heather, Himex is back at EBC holding tight until there is more snow according to all the reports.There is snow in the short term forecast but the questions are: will it be enough to stop the rock fall and will the strong winds return?

  2. Kate E Smith
    May 3, 2012

    Together with your contributors this was an interesting blog even though there was a lot of talk about ‘ wind ‘. I really enjoyed Axe’s tour of CBC and was very impressed and felt quite privileged to have a look at their inner sanctions. I told Axe that after the wind blown slopes it must have felt like the Ritz. Thanks again Kate

  3. zachary zaitzeff
    May 3, 2012

    Hi Alan,

    Sounds like the weather was a lot easier on us last year. In your years covering the climb have you seen such bad wind and rock fall on the Lhotse Face??

    Zach Zaitzeff

    • Alan Arnette
      May 4, 2012

      Zach, In 2002, we had horrible winds off the Lhotse Face but it was good snow year so no real rock fall danger. In 2008, it was a low snow year and we did have rock fall from the Balcony so it varies year to year obviously but I think 2012 will take the prize for this century … so far.

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