Expedition leader, Garrett Madison, reports on the day’s activities for the team at Everest base camp which included an acclimatization hike up to Prayer Flag Point:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Mount Everest and Lhotse expedition team. We are in Everest base camp. He had a good day today. We changed our plans slightly because there was some activity in the Icefall. We were going to go for a walk in the Icefall today, but instead, we went on another acclimatization hike – just outside of base camp to Prayer Flag Point. We had some great views, good exercise, came back for lunch, had a restful afternoon, and had dinner. We just finished watching Top Gun tonight – a great Amercian film.
Our Sherpa team is doing well. They had a big day today on the mountain and we’re going to take an easy day tomorrow. We are going to go for a little walk in the Icefall but not too far, just explore the bottom part for two hours and then back to base camp.
All’s well here with our team in base camp and we’re looking forward to another nice day here on Mount Everest.
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In addition to these expedition dispatches, you can also follow our teams as they make their attempts on the world’s most formidable mountains on:
- Enable the skill and add to your flash briefing to hear Garrett Madison’s daily audio expedition updates on select expeditions. Just say, “Alexa, play my Madison Mountaineering flash briefing.“
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