Part III – The Descent
The Descent to Biskeri Thatch, the next lower camp at 11000 ft., is by far the most arduous but again most exciting too. Over half of the journey is through very slippery snow hardened at places into ice. Two Sherpas accompanied us during this part, one carving out a path in the front and one watching out for stones from the rear. Since the ice is constantly melting the danger of large rocks sliding down is very real – We could see paths gouged out by many rocks which had slid down.