Socked in at EBC

Breakfast at EBC

Low visibility delayed plans to investigate the current impasse along the route through the Khumbu Icefall.  Garrett Madison, expedition leader, has today’s expedition dispatch:

Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Mountain Hardwear Autumn Everest Exedition with Madison Mountaineering.  Today is September 17th and we’re in base camp!  Today our trekkers are heading down valley to Pheriche, making their way back to Lukla and the climbing team is here.


We were planning to go up today and take a look at the impasse in the Khumbu Icefall just below the ‘football field’ area but it was pretty socked in this morning and some fresh snow.  So, we desided with the low visibility it would be better to wait until tomorrow or the next day when it clears up and we can go up there and scout around and hopefully find a route through the impasse that is holding everyone up right now.


Everyone’s doing great and happy to be here at Everest Base Camp!

Trekking team heading out from base camp

Trekking team heading out from base camp – 3 days to Lukla

In addition to these expedition dispatches, you can also follow the team as they trek to Everest Base Camp and then make their attempt to summit the world’s highest mountain 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


– our Garmin inReach Mini powered real-time tracking map:

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