Garrett called in the following dispatch via satellite phone:
Hi! This is Garrett Madison calling in for Madison Mountaineering Makalu expedition. Today is Friday, September 26th and we are trekking from Yangle Kharka to Makalu base camp. We are excited to finally get to base camp later today. It has been a beautiful trek, up through the river valley. A little bit of rain and clouds at times, but we hear that base camp is in the sun. So we are looking forward to reaching base camp and to have some nice views of the mountain. We are doing great and right on schedule. So everything is going well and we will check in again soon!