Jake Blog #16: “It honestly feels like my brain is in a vice…”

Jake Blog #16: “It honestly feels like my brain is in a vice…”

26/06/16: Day 16 – Basecamp to Advanced Base Camp return, 5300m.

This morning we had an early breakfast as we we’re heading up to dump some kit at Advanced Base Camp (ABC). Most of the route is across the glacier, so we wanted to get an early start in order hit the ice whilst it was still frozen.

Jake’s Blog #15 : “Welcome to acclimatisation!”

Jake’s Blog #15 : “Welcome to acclimatisation!”

25/06/16: Day 15 – Basecamp Rest Day 2, 5000m

I slept really badly last night. Having not felt too bad yesterday, and after a busy day of chores, I was really looking forward to my sleeping bag, comforted by my hot water bottle…

Jake’s Blog #14 – “No Rest for the Wicked” Day in Basecamp

Jake’s Blog #14 – “No Rest for the Wicked” Day in Basecamp

24/06/16: Day 14 – 1st Rest Day in Basecamp, 5000m

Having been pretty exhausted by all the hard work yesterday, and the joy of clambering into out sleeping bags – none of us had a particularly restful night. Mostly this was due to the altitude, starting to catch up with us…