After reaching Everest Base Camp yesterday, the team held their Puja ceremony today in which a Buddist Lama led the team in prayers for safe passage on the mountain. Garrett Madison, expedition leader, has this update:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering / Mountain Hardwear Everest Expedition. Today is September 16th. We arrived at base camp yesterday on the 15th, settled in last night, and had a good night.
Today we did our Puja ceremony with the whole Sherpa team, all of the climbers, and trekkers! It was a really good Puja ceremony; we had a Buddist Lama from Pingboche come up the valley and we had good weather for nearly all of our Puja ceremony. So, it was a great day, great ceremony!
Tomorrow we are going to start climbing, work on the route through the icefall. And also say goodbye to our trekking team who are going to head back down towards Lukla and Kathmandu. All’s well here at Everest Base Camp.
We’ll check-in soon. Thanks!
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:
– our Garmin inReach Mini powered real-time tracking map: