Training in the Icefall
The Everest team conducted training in the Icefall above base camp today. Garrett Madison provides the day’s summary:
Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Mount Everest climbing team. Today we had a training day at base camp. We went out onto the glacier and practiced ascending fixed lines, repelling down vertical sections, climbing ladders and just getting comfortable with the different types of climbing techniques necessary to go up through the Khumbu Icefall. Today was our second training day. Everybody did really good. We had great weather. So, it was nice to be out today – some sunshine, some warmth, and then, as usual, it clouded up in the afternoon. But, we are doing well. We’re going to train tomorrow as well and then go on an acclimatization hike the following day. So, all good here at Everest base camp. Thanks for checking in!
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