Newsletter 363 October 1998
Rest at BC
BC turned out to be colder than C3. There was not much to do apart from eat, drink and play cards. Yak men’s Xi stones were exchanged for socks, sewing kits, foot powder and other surplus items. The yak men are extremely fascinating people. We decided that a beer would be a good idea. So, we went over to the local superstore (the Chinese LO tents) to buy some beer. 24 cans for $48!!!!!! Well we were in the middle of nowhere. If he lived in the West, little Tensing, the son of the main yak man, would have more money than Bill Gates.