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.
Skiing 84 of 93 days may seem heavenly, but the days explorers Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen spent on such a trek were filled with rigorous subzero temperatures and 100 mph winds. Despite their journey's tumultuous conclusion the duo still made history.