The first acclimatization rotation up the mountain is complete and the Everest team is now safely back in base camp. Here’s expedition leader, Garrett Madison, with the details:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Everest and Lhotse team. Today, April 28th, we came down from Camp II. We did our first rotation; we had two nights at Camp I, two nights at Camp II. We had a great time up there – good weather and got some great views.
Today we came down from Camp II through the Khumbu Icefall to base camp. It was a beautiful day – we got into base camp, had a nice lunch, some showers, naps, and we just finished up our dinner and now we are having a movie.
Everyone’s doing well here. We’ve been enjoying the time on the mountain. We’re all healthy, enjoying the climb, and looking forward to a few days of rest here in base camp. And then heading back up on our next rotation here in a few days and hopefully touching Camp III.
All’s well here in Everest Base Camp!
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