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…


Back at Base Camp

Chris Davenport called in a report on reaching base camp today, and they’ll be posting some pics and dispatches a bit later.

Everest May 7 2011 CDavenport from EBC

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Carry to Kahiltna Pass

Jared called to let me know of another successful day of hauling loads up the upper Kahiltna.  They carried loads to Kahiltna Pass in preparation for moving camp up to 10,000′ (3,048m), hopefully today.  Weather looks good and cold, reported to be -15F (-26C) at night and destined to stay cold as long as the…

Jerry Calling From 14,200′

‘Twas a lazy day for the team today, but the mustered up the energy to take a stroll to the “Edge of the World” and looked down upon the “Valley of Death.”  Thanks to Jerry for such a detailed recap of the day’s events.

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Beautiful Sunny Camp 2

Camp 2, Everest Bill Allen Wow, another perfect beautiful day here at Camp 2. We’ve had amazing weather up here for round 2, last night was beautiful clear and starry, and it’s been just a stunning day again today. Our Sherpa team made another lap up to the S. Col and carried the final loads…

Back in camp at base of route

Matt called in on the satellite phone, reporting that the team had turned around on the route and had safely retreated back to their basecamp at the base of the route.

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