Vitaliy M. wrote:Thank you so much for sharing Mr. Radson. I want to get out there too one day, a beautiful peak!
How cold did it get? Was it really clear and picturesque due to being post monsoon season?
Mister? Bloody hell, makes me sound like an old man :p
I think the coldest temp would have been -20c. Purely a guesstimate. There was no clouds at all so the temperature plummeted at night. Even at base camp, I would read from my iPad at night and could watch the %battery gauge just tick over as the battery drained. With no cloud, came absolutely no wind. The most we experienced was 15 knots. On summit day I had to take off my down jacket by midday as I was roasting at an exposed 6,500 m.
I wore LS baruntses with thick socks and never once had an inkling of old feet. I wore OR altitude gloves for the 2:30 departure and these were warm and dextrous enough to get up the grey tower etc before sunrise.
With regards to picturesque, from a photography point of view, I wish there had been more clouds, from a climbers view, I wish I had worn more sunscreen.