May 3 Everest Expedition Update

We woke up early again today (1am) and left camp excited to be making a move to Camp 2 under clear starry skies. After about an hour into the day Vanessa started feeling ill again, and after taking a good long break for some hot tea and a chance to weigh our options, we decided to come back down to Base Camp and give Vanessa a chance to recover and get strong before we push up the mountain. It was a bit of an agonizing decision, but we’re happy with it now and plan to spend another night here at BC to give her the best chance to be strong and healthy for our move up high. We’ve got a couple of days to play with in our schedule, so we are still on track to be ready to summit around the time we’ve been planning (weather permitting of course). So we’ll be at base camp tonight and tomorrow and hope to all be feeling 100% for a move on the morning of the 5th. Vanessa is requesting lots of positive vibes and prayers to recover quickly here at BC and a healthy successful trip up.

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  1. Vanessa, SO sorry to hear about you feeling ill. I wish we could come drop off some goodies and get you back to feeling better soon. I am so proud of how far you have come so far and am sending lots of positive vibes for the remainder of your journey. You are amazing!!!

    Lots of love,

  2. Sending lots of positive vibes from back home! Thanks to the entire team for taking care of her & keeping us updated with these posts. Take care & get well soon! Love, Claudia

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