Today, the Everest team wrapped up their technical skills training and enjoyed their traditional Puja Ceremony at base camp. Here’s guide Terray Sylvester with today’s audio expedition dispatch:
Today we wrapped up our technical training on the ice pinnacles right below base camp here on the Khumbu Glacier. And then, in the afternoon, we had our pre-climb Puja. Today is an auspicious day for that in the Tibetan calendar. And so it was a great ceremony with blessings for everybody and lots of dancing afterward. That ceremony is just intended to ask permission to climb the mountain and ensure safe passage up and down for all of us.
The team is in good spirits – everyone is doing really well with their training.
Tomorrow we’ll likely have a rest day as we prepare for our move up to Camp 1 (6050m/19,849ft) for our first acclimatization rotation, which will probably happen sometime in the next few days.
So, we’ll be in touch!
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