Our Everest team enjoyed their first full day at base camp and the trekkers have started their return trip. Terray Sylvester, Everest guide, phoned in today’s update from the communications tent at base camp:
Hello! This is Terray calling in for the 2021 Madison Mountaineering Mount Everest expedition. It’s April 13th – our first full day in base camp. We arrived in base camp yesterday to a warm welcome from our base camp staff and then, this morning, our trekking team headed out. Some of them are walking back down to Lukla. We have one trekker that’s going to climb Island Peak on the way. The rest of the team got helicopters flights right here out of base camp and had a scenic flight back down the Khumbu Valley.
It was a beautiful day for most of the day and then we had light snow in the afternoon. Our climbing team had hot showers and then rested in the afternoon in prepration for an acclimitization hike to Pumori base camp tomorrow.
After that, we will have a few days of training as we prepare for our first rotation up through the Khumbu Icefall.
Okay, we’ll be in touch!
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