Saturday, July 10, 2010
Gowler and Team Say Goodbye to 17,000 feet
Rob Gowler phoned in from 17K at 10:00 am. They are leaving their happy home of the last nine days for lower elevations and thicker air. They should arrive at base camp (7,200 ft) by Sunday morning for their flight out (weather permitting.) Currently it is snowing lightly at both 17 and 14K. Let's hope for flyable weather tomorrow. BTW, AMS guide Melis Coady and a team last year set the record for most days at high camp (ten) but that isn't really a record you want to beat.