Tag: Western Cwm

Arrived At Camp 1

Today we woke up at 19,400 ft. in the Western CWM at our Camp 1, enjoyed a nice breakfast, and then went on a short hike partway up to Camp 2. We are now back in Camp 1 resting and preparing to spend the night here.

Today we woke up to a great breakfast and headed back onto the ice for our second day of training in the Khumbu Icefall. We practiced the rope techniques on ice and ladders and all of the team members are learning and growing stronger. The weather was beautiful and some of the climbers took to their flip flops and shorts to fully enjoy the warmth of the sun. For dinner we had one of our best meals yet with fresh chicken and sides that came out on fire, actually! Tomorrow we will continue to train in the icefall and look forward to another exciting day at Mount Everest Base Camp.

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Today we woke up to fresh powder on our Trango 3 tents and a bright sun in the sky before heading up for icefall training at the foothills of the Western Cwm. All of the team members checked their harnesses, crampons, carabiners, and other technical gear as a group before making our first journey into the icefall to train. The team did very well and will continue to train as a team over the next week. Our strong sherpa team will leave in the early morning to do a carry up to Camp 1 with gear and food. The climbing team will begin their first rotation up Mt. Everest within the week. We are all very excited and look forward to continuing our journey to the top of the world!

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