Settling into Base Camp Life

The view from base camp as the moon rose over the west shoulder of Mount Everest

Our Everest team is settling into base camp life and today hiked up the slopes of Pumori to its camp 1 at 5486m.  Guide Terray Sylvester has today’s audio expedition dispatch from Everest base camp:

Hello!  This is Terray calling in for the 2022 Madison Mountaineering Mount Everest expedition!  It’s April 14th.

We continue to have to have great weather here in base camp. Today we had a little bit of snow overnight, a little cloudiness in the morning, but the rest of the day was really brilliant blue skies with very crisp clear views of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. The team hiked up to camp 1 on Pumori today higher than 18,000ft to acclimatize. It’s part of our continuing preparation for our first rotation up to Camp 1 and Camp 2, which will hopefully start in a few days.

So, everyone is doing well here! We had a great dinner of momos, chicken, and then watched the first half of “Interstellar” after dinner. We’ll finish that off tomorrow.

So, we will be in touch.

The team at Pumori Camp 1 on an acclimatization hike today

The team at Pumori Camp 1 on an acclimatization hike today

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.


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