When I woke up this morning, I encountered an unexpected visitor: a Yeti hanging out on one of the various frozen lakes near camp. Although grumpy and clearly agitated, he wasn’t in an attacking mood. I was able to capture this unique moment in a number of photos. Might very well be the first time ever that a Yeti was photographed.
That’s not the only entertainment we have here. The camp also features a small movie theater. So far, we’ve watched Ocean’s 11-13, Boogie Nights, Caddyshack and a number of other movies. The theater is set-up in a military tent, equipped with a generator, small projector, and even some limited heating.
But, back to serious business: Tonight at 2am, I’ll leave for my last rotation before the summit bid. This rotation is supposed to take me up to camp 3 (23,600ft/7,200m), where I’ll have to sleep with an oxygen mask for the first time. I spent time today making sure that the oxygen set-up is fully operational, and that it fits with other components like goggles, backpack, etc.
More as soon as I return from my camp 3 rotation in a couple of days.