The Everest team took their first foray into the Khumbu Icefall today and Everest/Lhotse guide, Terray Sylvester, has all the details:
Hello! This is Terray calling in for the 2021 Madison Mountaineering Mount Everest expedition. It’s Tuesday, April 20th.
Today we took our first foray up into the Khumbu Icefall. We left after breakfast and accended to about 18,500 ft. We had beatiful weather and great conditions in the Icefall. It was a great chance for our climbers to practise the ascending and repelling skills that they’ll need when we actually do head all the way up through the Icefall to Camp I.
Today we went approximately a third, or maybe a quarter, of the way to Camp I. And yeah, the weather was beautiful today, but it looks like we have some snow coming in tomorrow so we’ve delayed our actual accent to Camp I until, most likely, the day after tomorrow.
But, all is well here in base camp and we will be in touch!
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