Till yesterday's evening we have worked 3 days and reached altitude approximately 6 250 meters. I have already climbed 60 meters on the Tower. Climbing was very intense, many places I could climb only with AID help. We should constantly climb in crampons because from time to time it is ice pitches.
As you remember, I finished my climb in last attempt before this Devil Tower, which considers one of the most difficult parts of route. We decided to call it just Tower, without any mystic.
The weather was lucky for us. When we working the snow falls almost absent. For Himalaya that's quit a rear phenomenon. We set our tent at the 6 00 meters height just under the Tower. So all the next our climb day we could climb it to the top and reach the snow ridge, let's hope the weather follow us as well. Today we have a rest day. Shower. Probably, we start tomorrow. Every day it is more and more warmer in base camp.
We have heard that all the teams going to conquest Everest from Nepal are in base camps already. It is hard to say what is the exact amount of expeditions - 19 or even 30. I can not imagine where all of them located there.
Here under the South Face of Nuptse everything is much simple - no stock-jobbing as from Khumbu glacier side. We are still alone here. All the big deals request silence.
That's all for now.
Valery and Vladimir