I haven’t heard from Mikko since Sunday, but his Spot track reveals that he has stayed put at the basecamp. Let’s hope these two rest days have given him enough time to get better!

According to the latest post on the SummitClimb website, the others are planning to summit already tomorrow, Wednesday 2 November, weather permitting. And if everything goes well, they will be back in the basecamp already on Thursday.

If realized, this schedule would mean that Mikko won’t be able to summit Baruntse, which is of really unfortunate (but of course it may be that his health would prevent him from summitting anyway). But on the plus side, if I recall correctly what he told me before they left Kathmandu, extra days might give the group an opportunity to continue trekking in the region and perhaps even visit Everest basecamp. According to the original schedule, they were planning to return to the basecamp only on Sunday, which means that they might be able to gain three additional days to take the expedition somewhere new and exciting.

Anyhow, this is just my speculation and only the next few days – and Mikko’s Spot track – will tell where he and his fellow expedition members end up.

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