Hello from the Vacation Capital of the Khumbu Area! All of us are here enjoying today, before moving up to Lobouche tomorrow and Base Camp the next day. We went for a few different hikes today in the area. Some went down to Pheriche Village, Tim and I went over towards Ama Dablam Base Camp, but early clouds obscured the views most of the day. We are rested and ready to go now. The lower altitude here does remarkable things to any small issues after being up high. No word on the fixed lines to the summit yet. Our entire sherpa team did make it to Camp 4 with loads of Oxygen yesterday. They rested today and will try for another load up to C4 tomorrow. Our thoughts are with them as this is an important move to get the mountain ready to go. We will be back up in base camp on the 12th and should have a number of nights there before going up. Still too early to say a date for the summit, but we are watching the weather very close. There is several forecasts that are saying the Jet Stream is back for a week starting on the afternoon of the 12th. That will shut things down for a while when it wanders back to above Everest. All fingers crossed for good weather over the next couple weeks!
Scott Woolums reporting from Dingboche, Nepal!