Hi Bloggers. This is Sue's brother David.
Like many of you, I was eagerly anticipating an update from the team last night. That update may still arrive later this morning, although I do know that their scheduled stop last night was Dingboche (4,400mts amsl, refer map), where they will stay two nights to acclimatise. This village (from years of experience) is notorious for providing no communications to the outside world. Fixed-line telephones stopped above Namche and the mobile signal to this general area is both very poor and highly dependant on continuous sun to solar power the communications equipment. (no signal at night, or during cloudy days).
All going to plan, the team will spend todays acclimatisation day climbing to the small village of Chhukung @4800mts, then returning back to Dingboche for a second night (approx 4-5hr round trip). Going higher, and then returning back to the same altitude of the previous night helps to ready their bodies to break through 5000mts and beyond from tomorrow.
Hopefully an update from the team later today or tomorrow.