We had an interesting journey to Askhole with a landslide cutting off the road before we got there. Lots of passing bags over to jeeps on the other side of the landslip got us back onto our way.
It’s been a very hot day today with rain helping to keep temperatures down a little.
The trip has went very well we have had on the whole good health and the boys have been very strong. We are back in Leh and have met up a couple of times with group 2 they are also enjoying themselves and will meet us in Leh tomorrow night where we will celebrate our achievements with pizza.
25th July – This has to be one of the hardest dispatches that in my 20+ career in the mountains I have had to write. When we discovered that Camp 3 had been destroyed by an avalanche our small team regrouped at Camp 2 to discuss our options. We had lost equipment but nothing that wasn’t replaceable and could potentially be begged or borrowed from other teams. It was decided that we would return to base camp and regroup and try for one more summit attempt.