Weather predictions have proven to be inaccurate- this holds true even on Everest. While some teams remain at BC waiting for a promised weather window, others continue to gain altitude- taking advantage of nature's good moments. Julio is expecting to leave tomorrow or the day after. He is hoping the weather will cooperate if they wait another day.
Maoists are causing havoc in Kathmandu and all over Nepal demanding that the Prime Minister quit. Because of the strikes, the office Julio calls for phone services is closed. Obviously the mountain alone is not the only challenge. Fortunately, I was able to buy minutes off the Internet so Julio may call home and stay in touch. With more minutes available, I am hoping he will call tonight and give us some details.