Second Rotation Gets Underway
With some of the team now up at Camp I, the rest of the group is ready to head up from base camp tonight. Here are the details from expedition leader, Garrett Madison:
Hello! This is Garrett calling in for the Everest and Lhotse team dispatch. Today’s May 3rd.
We had a restful day in base camp and are preparing to head up tonight on our second rotation. Half of our team went up yesterday to Camp I and spent the night. They’ve been resting there today. The rest of us will head up tonight and join them hopefully early tomorrow morning and we’ll all make our way together up to Camp II for three nights in Camp II.
Our entire team of climbers, guides, and Sherpas, and Nepal staff are doing well here at Everest base camp and on the mountain and we’re looking forward to heading up and continuing our expedition. The weather looks pretty good – a little snow in the forecast but not much wind as far as we can see. So, that bodes well perhaps for an earlier summit than normal, maybe a mid-May summit if we’re lucky – fingers crossed.
All’s 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:
– Amazon Alexa devices with the Madison Mountaineering Flash Briefing skill:
- 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:
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