Great acclimatization hike today to 18,000′. That’s Cho Oyu (26,906′) in the background (with extremely high winds). We’ll move to interim camp and then Advanced Base Camp (ABC) over the next 2 days. Feeling great thus far. Other than some interruptions from the base camp dogs partying under the full moon and some midnight snacking by the yaks next to our tents, sleep has been plentiful. Pretty soon the real work (and real fun) begins!