Baruntse: Night #8 in Frozen Hell

Marek Holecek and Raroslav Groh still have to draw on their stoicism and patience. Snow and wind at their 7,000m bivouac have worsened since yesterday.
This marks their eighth night on Baruntse. “We survived another hellish night under heavy snowfall,” Holecek reported over the almost-drained satellite phone. “We had to constantly dig the tent out of the snow.”
And yet they are alive and still strong enough to attempt to downclimb tomorrow if the weather improves as forecast.