Everest 2006: Alpine Ascents Everest 2006: routine of Base Camp
April 11 a.m. - BC: Hey
there! It’s Tuesday the 11th here at Everest BC and we’re finally trying to
get caught up on some dispatches. We’ve spent the past couple of days
getting organized and settling in to the routine of BC. Yesterday everyone
caught up with laundry and reading and most got to spend some time visiting
camps and figuring out the lay of the land.
We counted about 18 camps yesterday while doing the rounds and many of those
are still awaiting their climbers. More are sure to come as the days go on.
The Icefall Doctors are working diligently on pushing the route higher
towards Camp II and as soon as they are finished there is sure to be a rush
of Sherpa heading up to establish camps. The team is doing great and
everyone has high spirits.
Today we had our puja or blessing which Vern will write about later. Suffice
to say everyone had an enjoyable time and was impressed by the ceremony and
the celebrating! We will send out another cybercasts later today as long as
our power is still strong this evening.
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