From C2 to C3 was more of the same although with the benefit that the wind had scoured the snow from the ridge the suce hard-packed, easy walking. In the meantime, over on The Abruzzi Ridge, the crew that had planned to meet us on The Shoulder for a combined summit push had arrived at their C2 to find all but one of their replica Cartier w3107255 watch tents either blown away or shredded. The Italians, Giuseppe and Sergio, decided to descend while nine other climbers bivvied below House’s Chimney in three tents in what sounds like truly miserable conditions.Back on the Cesen, Frippe and I were super excited about moving from C3 to C4--a day that would take us from 7100m (23, 294 ft) to 8000m (26, 247 ft) in one long day.
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