With the entire team safely down to Camp 2, expedition leader Garrett Madison recaps the day and shares some exciting news about Lhotse in this dispatch sat phone call from Camp 2 (6500m/21,325ft) on Mount Everest:
We are all back safely in Camp 2.
We’ve got some exciting news: today, myself, Chase Merriam, Cameron Kenny, Josh Garrison, along with three (3) of our Nepal staff, sherpas Siddhi, Sange, and Lakpa climbed Mount Lhotse this morning. We woke up about 2:00am and got up to the summit of Lhotse between 6:00am and 8:00am and just had a beautiful summit day – great conditions. Now we’re all back safely to Camp 2. Our entire team’s back safely in Camp 2.
Big congrats to our Everest climbers. Everyone on our team summited Everest; clients, guides, and sherpas who began the summit push here departing from Camp 2. 100% success! A total of thirty (30) members, not counting our small private team which summitted Everest on May 15th with nine (9) members. So, another very successful season! We’ve just got to get down to base camp safely tomorrow and then celebrations are in order.
All’s well here at Camp 2 on Everest and everyone’s in good spirits and doing well.
We’ll check in soon!
(photo from the Madison Mountaineering archives)
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