The Everest team took a rest day at base camp today while they waited for the snowstorm to move out. Expedition leader, Garrett Madison provides the day’s summary:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Everest expedition team. We’re in Mount Everest base camp and we had a great day here just resting up. The snow storm finally abated today about 4 or 5 pm, just before dinner time. It lasted since yesterday midday and we had about a foot of fresh snow accumulate here in base camp, larger in some spots with the spindrift. It was nice to have the sky clear up finially and get some good views.
We are looking forward to a good day tomorrow. We’re going to get prepared tomorrow for our move up to Camp I and II.
Everyone’s doing well in base camp. We are just happy to be here, having a great time – another great day, good meals, and a good movie. Everyone’s doing well and we’ll check in soon.
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In addition to these expedition dispatches, you can also follow our teams as they make their attempts on the world’s most formidable mountains on:
- Enable the skill and add to your flash briefing to hear Garrett Madison’s daily audio expedition updates on select expeditions. Just say, “Alexa, play my Madison Mountaineering flash briefing.“
– our Garmin inReach Mini powered real-time tracking map: