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More Shishapangma Base Camp
BC merriment, life is good
Karsang, one of our kitchen hands who has worked several
times with us.
Joe F protecting his throat - Jamie
The second overland team
Where is Gordon? No news is good news, probably anyway. We have put up the kitchen tent and small dining tent for them.
12-13 Sept - more BC
After dinner usually we chat, Jamie works on the computer and then everyone fills up Nalgene bottles for hot water bottles. The night rituals involve pee bottles and/or early rises. Tristan decided that the most perfect sunrise still wasn't worth a photo as he was only wearing boxers. Others have worn more and had more successful photogenic mornings, even if the sunrises weren't quite as spectacular.
Sunrise, monsoon-like clouds welling on the main Himalayan chain - Jamie
That big BC sky - Jamie
Yaks heading down to Peiko Tso - Jamie
Shishapangma from just above BC - Jamie
Shishapangma Base Camp is one of the most pleasant 8000m base camps, glorious panoramas and also great for day trips under the big sky. Wandering around we have spotted a fox, many large Himalayan hare, Tibetan antelope and pikas.
"Is that ugly trekker still there, woops, yes he is. Perhaps I will just stay still and he won't notice me" - Jamie
Curiously they freeze, until you look away, then disappear - Jamie
Not the world's best photo but these Tibetan Antelope
are hard to photograph,