Photo Tom West © EverestNews.com
April 14th: Hello! Our
climbing team is enjoying a beautiful sunny rest day. We said our goodbyes to
Ron & Javier this morning who will be trekking back to Lukla. Kay did her
laundry, Joe and Eric are reading and Ray is working on emails. We haven't
decided on the title for our movie matinee this afternoon yet. Yesterday we
watched Million Dollar Baby". Willie and Dean climbed to camp 1 today to drop
off a load and will be back before lunch.
This afternoon we are having
a general meeting with all the expeditions regarding Icefall safety.
Tomorrow our entire climbing
team will move up to camp 1 for our first overnight stay on the mountain. Our
plan is to touch camp 2 on the 16th and descend to base camp on the 17th.
Everyone is doing well and feeling better as we become more acclimatizing. We
send our best, Christine
Since 1994, Mountain Madness
has led 29 team members on successful expeditions to Everest's summit.
This year's Everest expedition will approach the mountain from the Normal
Route--ascending through to the South Col from the Khumbu Glacier, and
continuing to the summit via the Southeast ridge.
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