All of the Madison Mountaineering Everest and Lhotse team is safely back to base camp. Expedition leader Garrett Madison calls in with today’s expedition dispatch:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Everest and Lhotse expedition. Today is Sunday, the 22nd of May.
We got down from Camp 2 today. Our whole team made it down to base camp and we’re all back safe in Everest Base Camp.
We’re looking forward to heading home after a very successful expedition. We had thirty (30) climbers reach the summit of Everest, that’s nine (9) clients, four (4) guides, seventeen (17) Nepal sherpa. Another four (4) of us reached the summit of Lhotse, along with three (3) sherpa, seven (7) total. And, of course, our private team summited Everest on May 15th with nine (9) members. So it’s been a very successful here.
We’re just so fortunate and thankful that we had great weather and great route conditions and everyone had a good expirence and made it home safely. So, we’re looking forward to packing up here tomorrow and making our way down the Khumbu Valley and back towards home.
We’ll check in soon!
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