Today, our Everest team moved up from Camp 1 to Camp 2 in the Western Cwm. Expedition leader Garrett Madison called in via sat phone with today’s expedition dispatch:
Today our team climbed from Camp 1 (6050m/19,849ft) up to Camp 2 (6500m/21,325ft) on Mount Everest, our advanced base camp (ABC). We got here in the afternoon, settled in, had lunch, just finished up dinner, and heading to bed now. The weather’s been great. Everyone’s doing really well and we’re looking forward to a good day tomorrow when we will do another acclimatization hike up above Camp 2 here.
We’re happy to be here! There are not many other teams here – I think we’re the only team that’s up at Camp 2 at the moment. Some of the other teams will be on the way soon. But, it’s nice to be up here at 21,300ft (6492m) on Mount Everest!
We’ll check in soon. Thanks!
(photo from the Madison Mountaineering archives)
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:
- Enable the skill and add to your flash briefing to hear our daily audio expedition updates on select expeditions. Just say, “Alexa, play my Madison Mountaineering flash briefing.“