Today is Friday the 21st of April, and we all moved to Camp 2 today. Everyone did great! We made it to camp in 4.5 hours.Our camp is located towards the top of the camp, with great views of the Lhotse Face. My GPS says we are at 21,300 feet or 6,500 meters (for my beautiful Dutch wife ;)).
The Khumbu Icefall is in good shape, with two, 3-ladder sections going up vertical ice towers for added excitement. The route makes a huge zigzag as it ascends through the Icefall. first heading up next to Nuptse, before jogging across towards the West Shoulder of Mount Everest. This means that it takes quite a long time to climb through, compared to the other two years I have climbed up through it.
In the Khumbu Icefall at about 6am.
Chris Jentz near the top of the Khumbu Icefall
The trail going to Camp 2 similarly goes back and forth a lot as it climbs through the Western Cwm, and we crossed another 4-6 ladders, some of them double-ladders, two ladders attached together in a fashion to make the crossing very long and exciting!
Hiking up through the Western Cwm, about 1.5 hours from reaching Camp 2.
Our plan is to rest tomorrow, take a walk up to the base of the Lhotse Face on the 23rd, and then return to Everest Base Camp on Monday the 24th.