Today, the Everest team did some acclimatizing above Dingboche. Expedition leader, Garrett Madison, recaps the day:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Mount Everest expedition. Today we went for an acclimatizing hike up the hill behind Dingboche and gained about 2,500 ft., (765m) up to about 16,500 ft. (5030m), and came back down for lunch. And then just enjoyed the local coffee shop and some pastries here in town. It was a good day, not as sunny as yesterday, but nice and cool as we hiked up the hill and back. Tomorrow our plan is to head up to Lobouche. Everyone is doing great and looking forward to another good day on the trail.