Cleanup in the Western Cwm

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

The Madison Mountaineering Mountain Cleanup Project expedition team had a productive weekend cleaning and climbing as they continued their efforts in the camps shared by Mount Everest and Lhotse. The team cleaned up more than 100kg of waste from Camp 2 and will keep collecting trash as they climb to higher camps before making a summit attempt on Lhotse. Expedition leader, Terray Sylvester checks in with this dispatch from Camp 2:

Hello from our advanced base camp at Camp 2 (6500m/21,325ft)! Yesterday and today we picked up more than 100kg of waste here. Tomorrow we plan to wake up early and move up to Camp 3 (7230m/23,720ft). We’ve had beautiful warm weather here at 6,500m / 21,300′ in the Western Cwm. Low winds are in the forecast. We’ll be in touch!

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