When we reached Mei, Lung estimated that she had slipped deeper into the crevasse since his absence.
We could see the problem right off. Her wedged backpack was pulling her down, even as the crack opened more.
Tomas wasted no time and descended to her. An agony of minutes passed before he could free her from the dead weight. But as soon as he did, we pulled them both up.
We had no respite to savor the moment, for Mei urged us to depart immediately. That whole section of the glacier she felt was in danger of collapse.
So we ended up back with Elijah and the Captain today.
We had to restrain Lung from returning back down the mountain.