Weekend news dated February 5/6, 2011

It is extremely windy, according to the weather forecast wind is supposed to reach its climax on Monday, i.e. even 135 km/h. We are worried about the lack of helicopter deposit, which has been used, and we believe that the proper services will grant us a back-up for retreat during our next attempt to reach C3.

The wind also take its toll on us in the base camp. Last night a toilet tent flew away – at the moment it’s already in its place, but the hurricane wind is not giving up that easy. The wind is blowing snow toward the base camp. Snowdrifts appear. The mess is rocking, as if we were on a boat, while it is attached to the glacier with hundreds of kilograms of stones. Trying to kill the boredom and organize our free time (as far, there’s no other time), we have organized Master Chess Tournament. Rafał was the winner.

Another entertainment is climbing a 15-metre vertical serac situated right next to the base camp. We train moving in hard and brittle like glass ice; some of us also train flights from the serac – fortunately, they are safe. The amount of snow makes us worried about the rigged ropes – the time of our next set off and reaching C3 depend on their condition.

Greetings from the Ice Front,
Rafał Fronia

Weekend news dated February 5/6, 2011

Weekend news dated February 5/6, 2011 It is extremely windy, according to the weather forecast wind is supposed to reach its climax on Monday, i.e. even 135 km/h. We are worried about the lack of helicopter deposit, which has been used, and we believe that the proper services will grant us a back-up for retreat during our next attempt to reach C3. The wind also take its toll on us in the base camp. Last night a toilet tent flew away – at the moment it’s already in its place, but the hurricane wind is not giving up that easy. The wind is blowing snow toward the base camp. Snowdrifts appear. The mess is rocking, as if we were on a boat, while it is attached to the glacier with hundreds of kilograms of stones. Trying to kill the boredom and organize our free time (as far, there’s no other time), we have organized Master Chess Tournament. Rafał was the winner. Another entertainment is climbing a 15-metre vertical serac situated right next to the base camp. We train moving in hard and brittle like glass ice; some of us also train flights from the serac – fortunately, they are safe. The amount of snow makes us worried about the rigged ropes – the time of our next set off and reaching C3 depend on their condition. Greetings from the Ice Front, Rafał Fronia

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