SkiNet Contributor, Summit County Diva, Colorado Correspondant
An (almost) Colorado native, Beth Jahnigen Pappas graduated from CU Boulder with a Journalism Degree and went on to be the Promotion Coordinator for Ski and Skiing Magazines before moving to Summit County to work in Copper Mountain’s Marketing Department. Five years later, she left to work at the Denver-based advertising agency, Factory Design Labs. She returned to the mountains fulltime in Summer 2007 and has not looked back.
Fredrick Ericsson and Jorgen Aamot wait on the weather to summit Kangchenjunga.
Base Camp Life
At the moment we are stuck in base camp and all we can do is to wait for the weather to change. I’m getting a bit of déjà vu from last year on Dhaulagiri. Acclimatization climbs passed by without any problems but as soon as I‘m ready for the summit the weather changes totally. Last year it was a week of snowfall that stopped me, this year the jet stream has taken over the mountain. For about a week now it’s been around 90 km/h wind up on 8000 meters and that is no place for us to be in those conditions.