The weather forecast for the week is discouraging. The team is at BC and they plan to stay there until the weather allows them to climb again. Julio and Bill are resting and feeling stronger already. I could tell Julio is feeling better because his cough has subsided; we could carry on a conversation. They will continue to train while they wait for the opportunity to climb. According to Julio, they are ready and will seize the first opportunity to make their final bid to the top.
On a cheerful note, they finally got their sim card and have their own telephone. They are free to use the phone without paying other teams or forming a queue. I forgot to ask about the generator, but I assume it should be fixed soon.
Julio still did not know the names of the climbers involved in the accident on the mountain. They were trying to find out. Two Hungarians that Julio met in 2007 are trying to climb again this year but Julio had not been able to get in contact with them. He is hoping they are fine.