Helicopters buzzing around with unusual colours. Could be the men from the ministry or perhaps rich Americans bailing out the fast way.
The best source of information is the blog maintained by Alan Arnette and it would appear that a critical mass has been reached now that the large American company IMG have cancelled their expedition. Future Everest expeditions will no doubt change. They will become more expensive as Sherpa benefits improve and more use is made of helicopters to bypass the Icefall.
Our Yaks should be here on Sunday morning for our bags and we can begin the 3 day walk out. Looking forward to a hot bath.