Pretty laid back day at EBC. The team ventured out on ice fall today for some training – dialing in their climbing systems: harnesses, ice axes, cramponing techniques, etc. Weather at EBC remains very consistent: sunny in the morning, clouds building around 11:30am, some afternoon snow, and then clear again in the evening.
Our camp 1 is getting well established as our Sherpa team made a load carry this morning and reported excellent route conditions through the Khumbu Ice Fall.
Everyone is excited for our Puja ceremony tomorrow where all of the climbers, Sherpa, and climbing gear are blessed for safe passage on the mountain. It’s also a quite a party with lots of dancing, singing and a bit of drinking. It will be good times. The Puja importantly opens the mountain for a Sherpa and climbing team to proceed up.
Our base camp systems are all working perfectly and everyone is healthy and having a good time.