Training and Organizing in Everest Base Camp

Training in the Khumbu Icefall

With our EBC trekkers and Lobuche/Island Peak climbers headed out from Everest base camp to continue their adventures, the Everest climbing team has started to turn their attention to getting things ready for their first acclimatization rotation in a few days by organizing their gear and starting some initial skills refresh.  Expedition leader Garrett Madison provides a recap of the day:

Hello!  This is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Mount Everest and Lhotse expedition team!  Today is April 13th.  We are in Everest Base Camp.  We arrived yesterday and we are doing great! A beautiful sunny morning today, we saw off our trekkers who headed down valley back to Kathmandu by helicopter. The climbing team put on their crampons, grabbed our ice axes and went out for a walk in the lower Icefall to scope out the terrain.

It was a beautiful morning, lots of great views and we came back to camp and did a little gear organizing.  We just had a relaxing afternoon. We’re going to have a good dinner now, watch a movie tonight, and we look forward to a good rest.

So, all is well here at Everest Base Camp. It is snowing here at the moment and we are really happy to be here.

Just thrilled to get up into the Khumbu icefall here in about a week’s time after we do our training.

Training in the Khumbu Icefall

Training in the Khumbu Icefall

A view from todays training

A view from today’s training

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.


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