Practicing Patience on Mount Everest…

The 2017 Mountain Trip Everest team is staying fit and acclimated at base camp by taking daily hikes up to nearly 19,000 ft on nearby Pumori.  The weather up high on Mount Everest has continued to be difficult, winds and snow continue, but teams have pushed up to the top and the rope is now fixed to the summit.  Our tents and oxygen are sitting at the South Col, and the team is strong and ready, now it’s a matter of patience for the right weather.  We plan our expeditions to be ready to summit some time between the 18th and 26th of May, and everything is in place now.  We are receiving custom weather forecasts and consultations each day, that the guides are analyzing (and agonizing over) as the summit window approaches!

 

Here’s the team on an acclimatization hike to Camp 1 Pumori today!

Everest Team hiking Pumori

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4 Comments
  1. Sandy McGarry

    Thank you for this message and the video, good luck on the weather, we are checking
    on it too through the net here and reporting to each other. Theresa and I were in
    touch earlier today. Everyone I am in touch with are pulling for you all, it’s like we
    know you from the videos and pictures. Thinking of you, was glad to see Chris –
    Hi Chris!!! Love and best wishes, Chris’ mom, Sandy

  2. Bill Curtin

    Take care will be thinking of you.

  3. Karl Krcma and Mercedes Loprinzi

    Good luck Chris and the rest of the team! Hope you get a weather break and have a safe and successful summit. Mercedes will have some cookies waiting for Chris upon his return to Portland. The 43rd street neighborhood is rooting for you. Cheers, Karl Krcma

  4. Jackie Clerkin

    Hi to all the team . Great to see the video of approach to Camp 1 You guys look relaxed , fit and healthy. Fingers and toes crossed here in the hope of a safe successful summit. Wishing you all the best and lots of love to Terry K . Jackie, Rachael , Fearghal and Lorcan

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