Photos From Neal Beidleman

Here is a short slide show of very cool images Neal shot before moving up to Camp 2:

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Camp 2

Bill Allen from Camp 2 Another day at Camp 2. We woke again to a beautiful morning here high in the Western Cwm with Mt. Everest towering above. It was another calm cold night up here, with a couple of inches of snow through the evening. We haven’t been stirring much in the mornings before…

Packed and Ready to Go!

I just spoke with lead guide Dave Staeheliearlier this afternoon, who reported that the guides had all the food and equipment packed for our April 24th team.  Tomorrow, they will meet the climbers at the iconic Earth Bed and Breakfast, near downtown Anchorage. Tomorrow is a pretty full day that will begin with a team…

Still Hunkered Down at 10,200′

We heard from the team this morning and they are still socked in at Kahiltna Pass.  It is what we call 0/0 visibility, or living inside a ping pong ball, with whiteout in every direction.  Spirits are high, however; and they dined on a chicken and pasta dinner and stuffed themselves with blueberry pancakes, so…

Camp 2

Bill Allen, Camp 2 21,500ft/6550m We moved up to Camp 2 on Friday, after a couple of very windy days down at Camp 1 (20,000 ft). We had winds over 50 mph for much of the night of the 21st and it wasn’t a pleasant night. We and our tents all survived, but our cook…

Calm Night At Camp 2

Bill called a little while ago to check in after a calm night at Camp 2.  The first night at over 21,000′ is seldom a pleasant one and everyone is feeling a bit slow and looking forward to taking a slow and easy day in camp.  Today, they plan to do just that, and just…

Windy at Camp 2

The team moved up to Camp 2, at 21,400+ feet last night. Bill makes a call to report that all members were feeling well, and happy to be settling into their tents to try and tune out the 60 mph. winds. Click to hear Bill! [audio:http://mteverest2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/c4fd574cce3ac9bf5fe8054f1a1067fef0767458.mp3]

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Snuggled in at 10,200′

The team tried to call in yesterday, but thick cloud cover prevented transmission via their satellite phone.  They did reach our Alaska office late last night to report on their movements of the past couple of days. On Wednesday, April 20th, the team carried gear and supplies to a point at about 10,200′ (3120m), just…

Update from Camp 1

April 20-21, 2011 Camp 1, 20,300′ (6190m) Bill called this morning (tonight in Nepal, due to the time difference), to report that the team is nestled in at Camp 1 at just about 20,300′ (6190m).  They made great time moving up through the Khumbu Icefall, which is apparently in really good shape this year.  The…

Phone Call From the Glacier

Chase Franklin called in from Camp 1 on the Kahiltna Glacier last night.  the team moved about five miles up glacier to a broad plain at about 7,800′ (2380m).  The weather was pretty warm and they traveled in light fleece layers and reveled in the sun. Chase makes reference to some excitement regarding crevasses, so…