Mountain Cleanup team on the move!

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

Through the Khumbu Icefall and into Camp 2! The Madison Mountaineering Mountain Cleanup Project expedition team moved swiftly through the lower section of the route climbers take to climb Mount Everest and Lhotse. With a summit attempt on Lhotse ahead, the team’s first objective is to clean up the camps along the route, shared by both Mount Everest and Lhotse. Expedition leader, Terray Sylvester checks in with this dispatch from the Western Cwm:

Hello from Camp 2 (6500m/21,325ft)! Today we enjoyed a spectacular walk up the Western Cwm from Camp 1 (6050m/19,849ft). In general, the weather was excellent: partly sunny skies with occasional snow flurries. We plan to spend the next few days here in Camp 2 cleaning up waste. Then we’ll continue higher, to make our summit attempt on Lhotse (8516m/27,940ft) and pursue our cleaning work in the higher camps. We’ll keep in touch!

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