Greetings to everybody from Camp 1 on Everest.
We have spent our first night at approximately 19.500 ft. Everyone is doing
reasonably well. After having breakfast, we had some time to get ready to take
an an acclimatization climb along part of the Western Cwm up to a point from
where we could admire the south-west face of Everest and the west face of
Lhotse. Important features like the Yellow Band, the Geneva Spur, the South
Col, the summits of Lhotse and Everest appeared clear and closer to us.
The altitude reached was 20.140 ft. Some clouds appeared in the horizon and
sometimes cruising above us but the weather remained good. We had lunch at
this point and then headed down towards Camp 1 and siesta time. At the moment
we are hydrating and resting. Soon we will have dinner and after that we will
be in collision course with our sleeping bags to spend a second night up here.
Tomorrow we will be moving to Camp II which is also known as Advanced
My best to you all.
PS.- The views we are enjoying from our camp are just spectacular. Be well.
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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