Everest Base camp
Hello friends, family and loved ones,
Rest day is always a favorite here at Everest base camp. We filled ours with
packing in preparation for an early morning departure and cleansing of bodies
and clothes. Our big ole plan is to get up at 2:30 am. and climb through the
Khumbu Icefall in the relative cool of the morning before the sun loosens the
Sercas. This is an important safety consideration as the Icefall is one of the
most dangerous sections of our route. We hope to beat the heat and arrive in
Camp by midday. So, today was one of rest and relaxation as we got all of our
ducks in a row.
The weather for the last week has been stellar and only now that we are to
begin climbing in earnest is it changing. We had clouds building throughout
the day and a bit of East wind(7-10 knots). Temperatures seem way warm(-15c at
night) and we are wondering how this will effect the Icefall a month from now.
Perhaps an early monsoon is awaiting us.
Despite the weather, all members are acclimatizing reasonable well. Our
spirits are high and we are feeling ready for the climb to begin. So, please
stay tuned for further adventures of Everest Expedition 2005.
“To The Summit”
Vern Tejas, Willi Prittie, Dave
Morton, Jose Luis Peralvo, and Lakpa Rita Sherpa will lead the Alpine Ascent
team on Everest this Spring. They will attempt the standard South East ridge
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