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Acclimatization hike to Pumori base camp above Everest base camp

With another cloudy and snowy day at base camp, expedition leader Garrett Madison and the Everest climbing team took a hike up to nearby Pumori base camp:

Hello!  This is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Autumn Everest Expedition here at Everest base camp.  Today is September 25th.

 

Myself, Kristin, and Zac had a great day.  We hiked up to Pumori base camp to get some exercise and to get out of camp.  We had a bit of a view, a little cloudy, but it was good to get out of camp and get the heart rate up.  We had a nice lunch this afternoon with a restful afternoon and evening.  We’re hoping the serac comes down tonight.

 

We are going to have a diner with our friends from the Polish ski team with Andrzej Bargiel tomorrow night.  And we are hoping for an improvement in the weather.  It’s been pretty snowy and cloudy here the last few days.  So, hoping that the weather gives us a break here in the future and we get some sunshine in the next couple of days.

 

All’s well here at Everest base camp.


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Today was a relaxing day at Everest Base Camp with half the group deciding to stretch their legs and go on a four hour roundtrip hike to Pumori Base Camp. Pumori is right behind you if you are looking up at Everest from Base Camp and provides spectacular views. This afternoon Brent and Kent arrived into base camp which completes our 2016 climbing team. Kent will be acclimating over the next few days and is doing very well. Tomorrow we will go on another short day hike and begin to prepare for our second rotation up the mountain. At dinner this evening we had fresh vegetables, mango’s, chicken, and pasta.

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Sunset looking over our base camp

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View from Pumori Base Camp Hike

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View from Pumori Base Camp Hike

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Conan enjoying the sunny afternoon with our lead Sherpa’s

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Pumpkin Soup ~ Pumpkin Pie 

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