Today our trekking and climbing teams move up along the Khumbu Glacier from Pheriche (4280m/14,042ft) to Lobuche (4940m/16,207ft). Madison Mountaineering guide Terray Sylvester provides a recap of the day:
Hello! This is Terray calling in for the 2022 Madison Mountaineering Mount Everest expedition! It’s April 10th.
We are just walking into Lobuche village at about 16,000ft. The weather is beautiful – mostly sunny, the air is crisp and cool. It feels good to be in the valley of the Khumbu Glacier. We’re getting our first close up views of Pumori, Mount Lingtren, and Nuptse.
Tomorrow we’ll, hopefully, get a great view of the summit of Everest when we hike to Gorak Shep and then up to Kala Patthar for the sunset.
The whole team is in good spirits. Everyone’s healthy and we’re looking forward to getting to base camp.
So, we’ll be in touch!
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:
– Amazon Alexa devices with the Madison Mountaineering Flash Briefing skill:
- Enable the skill and add to your flash briefing to hear Garrett Madison’s daily audio expedition updates on select expeditions. Just say, “Alexa, play my Madison Mountaineering flash briefing.“