The first rotation is complete with our Everest team returning to base camp this afternoon! Everest guide Terray Sylvester has this recap of the first rotation and the plan for the next few days:
We just returned to base camp this afternoon from our first acclimatization rotation higher on the mountain. We spent two nights in Camp 1 (6050m/19,849ft) and two nights in Camp 2 (6500m/21,325ft) before coming back down to base (5310m/17,421ft). We had beautiful weather throughout. We were among one of the only teams in Camp 1 and Camp 2, so it was really nice having the mountain a little bit to ourselves.
We’re just settling back-in in base camp, had dinner of pork chops and pumpkin pie. We’re gonna watch the latest James Bond film (“No Time to Die“).
Then we’ve got a few days of rest, showers, and relaxation in our future! We’ll be in touch!
In addition to these expedition dispatches, you can also follow our teams as they make their attempts on the world’s most formidable mountains on:
- Enable the skill and add to your flash briefing to hear our daily audio expedition updates on select expeditions. Just say, “Alexa, play my Madison Mountaineering flash briefing.“