Episode 107: Going Up, And Blowing Up
A Damn Fine Day. Ben and Josh decide to resume the climb and head out of base camp, climbing to Camp 1. They made great time since their old ski tracks were still in place.
Still, the snow conditions remain extremely difficult to climb in. The warm temperatures have turned the snow pack into an unconsolidated mess of barely-frozen quicksand.
But at least the guys haven’t bathed in weeks and are ripening quite nicely. So, at least they’ve got that going for them.
Total Running Time: 26:26
The Spring Himalayan climbing season has begun. Follow Ben Clark, Josh Butson and climber Jonathan Miller as they attempt to summit and then ski down 23,688’/7220m Baruntse in eastern Nepal.
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