Happy Mother’s Day from Vilhauer

Trip leader Jared Vilhauer calls in from Kahiltna Pass to wish his sister Dawn a Happy Mother’s Day.  The team is still waiting out windy and stormy weather before they make a carry to the next camp. Click to hear the update:

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Windstorm

The team continues to wait for good weather at 14 camp.  Henry reported that they had endured a windstorm yesterday but emerged from it none the worse for wear, and are still excited to move to high camp and get their summit bid.  Hopefully as you read this they are moving up in acceptable conditions,…

Soon to come: trip recap from Jacob

For all you blog followers out there, we appreciate you tuning in to follow the expedition.  Lead guide Jacob is composing the final entry and promises to post it tonight, so check back one more time.  Thanks!

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Lawrence Cutler calling from 14,200′

Lawrence called the following podcast in from 14,200′ camp.  It sounds like they tood a beating in the winds on Friday night, but have emerged with healthy appetites, and continued good humor. The cook tent Lawrence refers to is a custom built, five sided structure with no floor.  It looks something like a pyramid, and…

Ahh, Base Camp…

Base Camp Everest. May 7th Bill Allen Ephi, Neal, Chris, and I descended through the Khumbu Ice again this morning after 6 nights up at Camp 2. The rest of the team (Scott, Gregg, Irek, and Newall) are putting in their sixth night up high tonight, and will be back down here in the land…

Mt Everest “Davenport Dispatch”

“Skiing the Lhotse Face” May 7, 2011 Everest Basecamp Namaste and greetings everyone! We are finally back down in Basecamp after our second rotation on the mountain. We spent six nights at Camp II, which is at 21,400′ and had excellent weather while we were up there acclimatizing. The great thing about Camp II is…