March 18 - Base Camp:
Namaste from Everest BC. It's the night before we head up for our first
acclimitization trip. There's a bit of snow falling and everyone is heading
off to bed. The past couple of days we've been playing in the ice pinnacles
getting our gear dialled and our skills sharpened.
Yesterday a couple of us headed up to the top of the icefall to check out
the route and see how the icefall is faring so far. It is a bit more broken
up this season than in the past few making a bit more ciruitous route. The
rest of the team headed up the icefall a couple of hundred feet to the
The team is psyched about the chance to get up higher tomorrow. We'll spend
2 nights at CI and 2 nights at CII if things go as planned. We are all
looking forward to seeing how the Sherpa have done setting up our camps. But
most importantly everyone is excited to see the Western Cwm and the first
views of the SW face of Everest as well as Lhotse and Nuptse.
We'll be in touch from the Western Cwm!
All the best,
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