Birthday celebration in Camp 2!

Photo pulled from the Madison Mountaineering archive. (Photo by Terray Sylvester)

The Madison Mountaineering Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse expedition team is tucked into Camp 2 for the night after another great day in the Western Cwm! The team took a small acclimatization hike and played some games in the team tents. A special ‘happy birthday’ goes out to climber, Tyler Shearburn who celebrated his 43rd birthday today on Mount Everest – we couldn’t think of many better ways to celebrate than spending time in this special place! The team checks in with this dispatch from Camp 2 on Mount Everest:

Hello, this is Madison climber, Tyler Shearburn reporting here from Camp 2 (6500m/21,325ft) on Mount Everest (8848m/29,032ft) at 21,300 feet.

Everyone is looking and feeling great! Well, about as good as you can at over 21,000 feet. Today we had an active rest day that included a small acclimatization hike. We also had fellow climber rejoin our climbing group, Casey from Camp 1 (6050m/19,849ft). Our day included some great food from the talented chefs in Camp 2 and some intense Monopoly video games.

Garrett’s allowed me to do this dispatch – it is also my 43rd, 43rd sorry, 43rd birthday today! I wanted to send my love to all my friends and family following our journey on the Madison dispatch. I miss you all and can’t wait to see you upon my return! This is Tyler signing off from Camp 2.

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4 replies
  1. Bryan Forsyth
    Bryan Forsyth says:

    Happy B Day Tyler!! Glad to hear all is well. Can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back safe and sound.

  2. Stephanie Schuette
    Stephanie Schuette says:

    Happy Birthday Tyler! So good to hear your voice and so glad things are going well. Love you.

  3. Eric Christner
    Eric Christner says:

    Very cool Tyler! Happy birthday, a day or so late. On to the summit. Wishing you good weather.

  4. Kelly & Justin
    Kelly & Justin says:

    So rad Tyler! We wish you a Happy Birthday. We’re enjoying following your travels from 200 feet above sea level 😎


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