Due to the unsafe route conditions in the Khumbu Icefall, expedition leader, Garrett Madison, has today called off the expedition and has started making the preparations to pack up and head home. Many thanks to our entire Nepal-based staff and to our climbers and trekkers – and good luck to Kristin who is making her attempt on Ama Dablam:
Hello this is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Autumn Everest Expedition 2019.
Well, The Serac is still up there and despite the decent weather, we are going to call off the Everest Expedition. Even if The Serac came down, our climbers were able to return to base camp in a few days, and we had perfect weather and route conditions to climb, it would take us over two weeks beyond our orginial end date to climb the mountain. So, we are going to conclude the dispatches for the expedition.
Everyone is safely off the mountain at this time and we’re looking forward to Everest Spring 2020! All the other teams have gone home, climbers are off the mountain and I’m the last one here. Looking forward to great season next spring. Thanks!
In addition to these expedition dispatches, you can also follow the team as they trek to Everest Base Camp and then make their attempt to summit the world’s highest mountain on:
- Enable the skill and add to your flash briefing to hear Garrett Madison’s daily audio expedition updates
– our Garmin inReach Mini powered real-time tracking map: