Summit rotation is underway!

Photo pulled from the Madison Mountaineering archive. (Photo by Terray Sylvester)

The Madison Mountaineering Mount Everest expedition team has begun their summit push! In the early morning hours on May 17, the team emerged from their tents, shouldered their packs, and set off through the Khumbu Icefall with the summit of Mount Everest and 11,000 vertical feet of relief towering above them. It’s been confirmed that the team has safely and successfully reached Camp 2 where they plan to take a rest day before moving up to Camp 3. Expedition leader, Garrett Madison checks in with this dispatch from Camp 2:

Hello! This is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Everest (8848m/29,032ft) team. Today is May 17th, 2:00 AM and we are headed out of base camp (5364m/17,598ft) on our way up to Camp 2 (6500m/21,325ft) to start our summit rotation! It’s a beautiful, starry night. We’re looking forward to it! All is well, we’ll check in soon.

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 our daily audio expedition updates on select expeditions.  Just say, “Alexa, play my flash briefing.


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