It is a harshenvironment and a long walk replica Sarcar watch back to the relative comfort of base campor Tibetan villagesNorth Col or C1: 23,000/7000m - 4 to 6 hours (first time)Leaving Camp 1, climbers reach the East Rongbuk Glacier and put ontheir crampons for the first time. After a short walk, they clip intothe fixed line and perhaps cross a few ladders that are placed overdeep glacier crevasses. The climb from ABC to the North Col steadilygains altitude with one steep section of 60 degrees that will feelvertical. Climbers may use their ascenders on the fixed rope.Rappelling or arm-wrap techniques are used to descend this steepsection.
Teams will spend several nights at the Col during theexpedition.Camp 2: 24,750/7500m - 5 hoursMostly a steep and snowy ridge climb that turns to rock. High winds aresometimes a problem this a cold climb. Some teams use C2 replica watch gift astheir highest camp for acclimatization purposes.Camp 3: 27,390/8300m - 4 to 6 hours Teams place their camp 3 at several different spots on the ridge sinceit is steep, rocky and exposed. Now using supplemental oxygen, tentsare perched on rock ledges and are often pummeled with strong winds.This is higher than the South Col in altitude and exposure to theweather.
It is the launching spot for the summit bid.Yellow BandLeaving C3, climbers follow the fixed rope through a snow filled gully;part of the Yellow Band. From here, climbers take a small ramp andreach the northeast ridge proper.First Step: 27890/8500mThe first of three rock features. The route tends to cross to the rightof the high point but replica Technomarine watch some climbers may rate it as steep andchallenging. This one requires good foot work and steady use of thefixed rope in the final gulley to the ridge.Mushroom Rock -28047/8549m - 2 hours from C3A rock feature that spotters and climbers can use to measure theirprogress on summit night. Oxygen is swapped at this point. The routecan be full of loose rock here adding to the difficulty with crampons.