It is 6:00 PM here at AMS HQ and the weather has closed in preventing more flights from going to base camp. Unless the weather changes in the next hour or so, Hoeschen's team will be spending the night at base camp. They are finished with heavy packs and sleds and there's plenty of food to eat. Patience is all part of the mountain climbing.
The Combat Wounded Veterans' Mountaineering Course was able to fly out of the Pika Glacier this afternoon. They're in the back yard eating watermelon.
Base Camp on a partly sunny day.