Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Everest team. Today is a great day! Our advanced team of rope fixing Sherpa, eight guys, all reached the summit today at 1:45 PM Nepal time and they are on their way down to high camp now. So, the lines are in place, the route is open, and the first summits of 2019 on Everest have commenced! Now we’ll start thinking about our summit strategy with our main team. Kenton Cool and climber Michael are up in Camp 3 today on their way for a potential summit on the 16th of May. Everyone else is doing great here in base camp. We’ll check in soon.
(photo: Madison Mountaineering archives)