Carry to 13,500′

Lead guide Mike Burmesiter called last night to report his team returning to camp 2 after an 8 1/2 hour round trip to cache gear above windy corner.  They broke trail again to 13,500′ but Mike was happy with the strength and motivation of his expedition.  Today they plan to pack up camp, travel the…

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Enjoying Base Camp

Hello from Everest Base Camp! Today the 28th we are enjoying a beautiful clear morning. We can see up the Khumbu ice fall and the impressive Cholatse and Tabouche peaks in the distance. The last few days we have been taking advantage of our well deserved rest days after our first rotation to camp 2.…

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April 22 team checks in

recording  Here’s the latest from the team at camp 2.

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Everest Base Camp

A call from Everest Base Camp, and a hearty Thanks to our Sherpa crew!  We’ve been working with these guys for several years now, and they are the best.

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Team checks in from camp 2

A little garbled at the end, but the team is in their tents for the night at camp 2, 11k.  This is the first camp at which they will start to feel the effects of altitude, mainly in a shortness of breath when moving around and shoveling.

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Enjoying Base Camp Life

Were all settled in here at Base Camp. Very nice place to be. Hot showers, sushi for lunch, pizza for dinner, a fine selection of boxed Nepali wines, fresh baked croissants for breakfast, , and all morning sunshine! This is the time all of us are recovering from being up high. Some of the team…