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

The Madison Mountaineering mountain cleanup project expedition team held their Puja ceremony today as they prepare for their move to Camp 1 on Annapurna, enjoying great weather and views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks! With the move to Camp 1 scheduled for tomorrow, the team ended their day by gathering their kit and packing their bags for the start of their first rotation on the mountain. Expedition leader, Terray Sylvester checks in with this dispatch from Annapurna Base Camp:

Today was a beautiful day in base camp (4130m/13,549ft) with clear, sunny skies giving us great views of the surrounding peaks. It was perfect weather for our Puja, which is a ceremony to ask the mountain for safe passage. We spent the rest of the day preparing our kit for the move to Camp 1 tomorrow, which will be the first day of our acclimatization rotation. We’ll be in touch tomorrow!

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