Newsletter 1310 September 1998
Interim Camp - ABC
A cold early morning start. Everyone was quite tired, but eager to get to ABC. It was moraine all the way again which was pretty soul destroying. It was interesting to note that other groups did not stay together as we did. Spectacular views of the Gyabrag glacier on our right-hand-side, with it’s huge penitentes (don’t think you spell it this way - need to check it in a mountaineering book!). DC remarked that this was very similar to the East Rongbuk glacier on the N. side of Everest. Good yak photos. The pace was as slow as possible. On arrival at ABC we went straight to the OTT tent where we were given hot drinks which was much appreciated. It was then time to move to our own camp to start putting up tents which was hard work.