It’s Summit Bid time! Garrett and the team are ready to head up the mountain tonight to go for the summit! Here’s Garrett with the details from Everest base camp:
Hello! This is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Everest and Lhotse expedition 2021.
We’re in base camp and went through all of our oxygen systems today and our food for the high camps and talked about our plan. We’re gonna head up to Camp II tonight and reevaluate the weather at Camp II, take a rest day there, and look at potential summit days of the 20th, 21st, 22nd. But we’ll definitely have to reevaluate the weather forecast. Looks like it could be good, but still a lot of uncertainly in the weather forecast model. So, we want to give it a day or two to verify what’s in the forecast.
But everyone’s doing well here. We’re excited to head up, it’s a beautiful evening here at Everest base camp: no clouds, the stars are out, just a spectacular day here. So we’re feeling good, we’re excited, and we’re looking forward to getting up the mountain here.
Also, today our British friends, Kenton, Jon, Becks, and Ardavan, all flew out from base camp down to Kathmandu. So they’re doing well in Kathmandu at the moment. They had a great climb of Everest and Lhotse. So, we’re hoping to repeat their success here sometime in the near future.
We’ll check in soon, thanks!
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