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    Makalu: All Settled in Base Camp

    No call from Steve today, but we did receive a short email update from Vince Anderson. Sorry the photo is so small; I doubt there's much bandwidth at 18,500 feet in the Himalayas.

    L1060035 Hi, We are all settled in base camp now. All of our equipment finally arrived. We are at 18,500 ft. Steve is still ill with a cough though seems to be getting better. Marko and I hiked up a small peak behind camp that is about 20,500 ft. We will continue to acclimatize and just take it easy for the next few weeks until we are ready to try our route. The weather has been ok but we are getting afternoon cloud build up. Today we all hiked to camp 1 on the normal route. Regards, Vince

    If you're into "true, orthodox, elitist, cask-strength alpinism," check out Vince's blog, Alpine Style!, or visit his guiding site, Skyward Mountaineering.

    [Get better soon Steve.]

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