The Everest team did some acclimatizing today with a hike above base camp. While taking in the views, they reflected on the tragedy that occurred in Khumbu Icefall five years ago on this day. Garrett Madison has this update:
Hi, this is Garrett calling in for the Mount Everest expedition team. Today we had a great day in remembrance of the April 18, 2014, Khumbu Icefall avalanche that killed 16 Sherpas. We took a rest day and went on a hike up above base camp. We had beautiful views across base camp, up onto Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse; the whole valley really. Just a spectacular day, no clouds initially. Took our time come back down to base camp. Had a nice lunch and just been taking it easy today. Just a really, really great day here at Everest base camp. Saw a lot of friends, got to catch up with other teams here in base camp.
Tomorrow we will get back to our training here in the Khumbu Icefall in preparation for a move up to Camp I, probably on the 21st of April. All’s well here! Thanks for checking in!