getting busy nowadays with many climbers heading up and coming down from their
acclimatization climbs. Unlike the days when we arrived here, the weather
pattern has turned back to normal with sunny mornings and cloudy afternoons
with some snow. While some of us took a short hike this morning, our sherpa
team took good care of the maintenance of our camp: the ice is melting quickly
around our tents so some of them are perched on platforms overlooking
basecamp. They did a very good job filling up with rocks of varied sizes the
melted areas. It almost seems like an engineering project with water channels,
sidewalks, perfectly leveled entrances. One of the most impressive moments
today happened when eight Sherpas moved a boulder the size of a midsize car to
avoid gravity doing its job at an unexpected and not desired moment.
We are going
to have one more rest day at least before our second tour on the mountain
which will last six days including spending one night at Camp 3 (24.000 ft
approximately) before descending.
As you can see, tomorrow will be a preparation day and also a last chance to
take a shower before leaving basecamp.
The group has also enjoyed watching a few movies in our dining tent. We are
including some photos of everyday life at basecamp which we hope you enjoy.
Wish us luck
with the weather.
My very best to you all,
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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