Acclimatization hike to Pumori base camp above Everest base camp

With another cloudy and snowy day at base camp, expedition leader Garrett Madison and the Everest climbing team took a hike up to nearby Pumori base camp:

Hello!  This is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Autumn Everest Expedition here at Everest base camp.  Today is September 25th.


Myself, Kristin, and Zac had a great day.  We hiked up to Pumori base camp to get some exercise and to get out of camp.  We had a bit of a view, a little cloudy, but it was good to get out of camp and get the heart rate up.  We had a nice lunch this afternoon with a restful afternoon and evening.  We’re hoping the serac comes down tonight.


We are going to have a diner with our friends from the Polish ski team with Andrzej Bargiel tomorrow night.  And we are hoping for an improvement in the weather.  It’s been pretty snowy and cloudy here the last few days.  So, hoping that the weather gives us a break here in the future and we get some sunshine in the next couple of days.


All’s well here at Everest base camp.

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:

Amazon Alexa devices with the Madison Mountaineering Flash Briefing skill:

  • 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:

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