Garrett Madison phones in from Everest base camp to provide the details of today’s puja ceremony which blessed the team and provided prayers for safe passage on the mountain:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Everest and Lhotse expedition. Today’s April 18th and we had a wonderful day today.
We had our puja ceremony where we gathered together in base camp and had a Buddhist Lama come up and ask the mountain for safe passage. It was a very nice ceremony and a beautiful day here – warm and sunny with some singing and dancing after the ceremony. We had a restful afternoon and a nice dinner and a good movie tonight – a comedy – and now we’re heading to bed.
Everyone’s doing well here at base camp and tomorrow we’re looking forward to a foray up into the Icefall to climb up a couple of hours and check out the route and then back to base camp. The weather is looking good, the team’s doing well, and we’re looking forward to another great day here is base camp.
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