Climb North: Camp II

As you approach Camp II you must hike up the medial moraine of the East Rongbuk Glacier. Both sides are marked by ice towers or "shark fins," as they've been described. These ice towers, some up to 100 feet high, are the remnants of glacial ice as it stagnates and melts and slowly moves its way down the East Rongbuk Glacier. The historic site of Camp II is located at the base of Changtse at approximately 20,000 feet.

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