On their first acclimatization rotation, our Everest team moved up to Camp 2 in the Western Cwm today marking a personal high-point for some of the climbers at nearly 21,300 ft (6490m). Expedition leader, Garrett Madison, phones in the details via satellite phone:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Mount Everest and Lhotse expedition. We are up at Camp 2! It is April 26th and we had a great day climbing from Camp 1 to Camp 2 today – beautiful weather, no wind, no clouds – just a perfect day up here in the mountains. We got into Camp 2 in the afternoon. Our Sherpa team did a great job in setting up Camp 2 for us. We’ve got a nice dining tent with a heater, all of our personal tents are up, and great views all the way around. It’s really great to be up here.
We spent two nights at Camp 1; restful but a little windy at times, but it was good to acclimatize at Camp 1. We plan to spend two nights up here before heading back down to base camp before the big snow starts.
All’s well up here and we’ll check in soon.
(photo: Everest South Col route Camp 2 from the Madison Mountaineering archives)
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