2nd Rotation Complete

On the way to Camp III

A great second rotation is complete and the team is back at base camp.  Garrett phoned in with today’s expedition dispatch:

Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Everest/Lhotse expedition.  Today is May 7th and we arrived in Everest base camp after a great rotation up at Camp II for three nights and touching Camp III.

We all came down today through the Western Cwm and the Khumbu Icefall and made it back to base camp this afternoon in time for lunch and some hot showers.  Tomorrow most of our team is going to head down to Namche for a rest before we come back and set our sights on the summit.

We learned today that the rope-fixing team made the summit.  So the lines are in to the top – that’s great news – and the weather looks good.  So hopefully, our climbers Kenton Cool with Ardavan and Jon Gupta with Becks will be able to make a summit attempt here in the next few days.  They’re up at Camp II right now.

We are just happy to be here!  Great weather on Mount Everest.  All is well and we’ll check in soon.

Our 2 Kristins on the Lhotse Face

Our 2 Kristins on the Lhotse Face

The Lhotse Face covered in snow as seen from Camp II

The Lhotse Face covered in snow as seen from Camp II

Our Camp I on the way to Camp II with fresh snow

Our Camp I on the way to Camp II with fresh snow

Camp III on the Lhotse Face with lots of fresh snow

Camp III on the Lhotse Face with lots of fresh snow

Climbing under the bergschrund at the base of the Lhotse Face

Climbing under the bergschrund at the base of the Lhotse Face

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