19th July Camp 3

The wind had been blowing strongly over the Gasherbrum La all morning and indecision over conditions stood the group with who was going up to Camp 3. Damien ?? (transmission garbled here) Cookie, Henri, Mick P stayed at Camp 2 as Geoff, Chris, Zac and Mick V headed up the steep climb to Camp 3 leaving around 10 am. The snow was deep in places but the wind had mellowed. Chris arrived in Camp 3 (7100m) at around 3 pm with the other coming in over the next 2 hours. The skies were clear giving stunning views over ther Karakoram Range. The wind picked up as we made camp getting ready for the summit bid later that night. Earlier in the day Lesley returned to Basecamp with HAP Pawanna.