Day 33 - Camp 2 rest day

Published on 12 May 2022 at 06:54

Not much to report from the rest day, as usual we try to hydrate and eat as much as we can (eating isn’t going that well for me as my appetite seems to have gone and anything I try and eat I don't seem to be able to swallow). Sitting around camp all day we do our best to keep a lid on our raising anxiety of what’s to come in the next few days, the mountain looms over us and just looking at the size of it starts an over active mind from analysing  every bit of what’s to come - the hike to camp 3 isn’t so bad at 4 to 5 hours but the hike after that to camp 4 at 9 to 10 hours on oxygen looks very hard up the Lhotse face, over the yellow band and Geneva spur - it will be a proper test!

Nims briefs us after lunch that we will be heading out at 7am the next day, we go through what to wear and what to pack, seeing if we can strip anymore weight out and then it’s just sit and wait, try and get some sleep or meditate a bit to calm my nerves if I can.

I don’t sleep very well at all as I’ve picked up a bad cough which keeps me (and probably most of the camp) awake most of the night and I’m still struggling to eat anything but generally feel ok and just try and get fluids into me as much as I can.

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