Today the team made their first climb up through the Khumbu Icefall and is spending the night at Camp 1. Garrett provides this update from Camp 1 (6055m/19,865ft) on Everest:
Hey, this is Garrett calling in for the Mount Everest climbing team. Happy Easter! We are up at Camp 1 on Mount Everest. We had a great climb today up through the Khumbu Icefall from base camp to Camp 1, gained about 2,000 ft. (610m). It was a beautiful night, a Moonlit night, almost didn’t need a headlamp to see. Then the Sun rose and eventually it warmmed up. Just a beautiful day, a really fun day. Easy climb through the icefall relatively – it didn’t feel too dangerious. So we are all up here at Camp 1 and our plan is to spend a couple of nights here before heading to Camp 2. All is well.