Clear skies but windy on Annapurna as climbers move up. At Base Camp, Sherpa burn juniper for the safety of their colleagues on the mountain
C3! Annapurna Summit Push Continues in Tough Conditions, Kuriki Nobukazu on South Face

Posted: Apr 14, 2016 04:55 pm EDT

(By Raheel Adnan) The main group of Annapurna climbers reached C3 (at around 6400m) after a difficult climb from C2 (5700m), today. It was most dangerous section of the route, along avalanche-prone Crosshair Couloir. Besides, it was full of blue ice, while winds at altitude remained strong. Heavy snowfall is predicted from April 17th evening. Climbers hope that winds recede by the time they reach C4 and the snowstorm doesn’t arrive till they retreat to lower camps.