Back down at the relatively comfortable altitude of 17,000 ft our Everest climbers are enjoying the comforts of Base Camp living, and resting up and recovering for the second acclimatization round in the next few days. They had a great first round up to Camp 2 where they spent several nights at over 21,000 ft allowing their bodies to slowly acclimatize. The highlights of the days are short hikes up to 18,500 ft on the flanks of Pumori, the peak towering over base camp to the West, and a great place to get views of Everest and the Khumbu Icefall.
And of course, eating great food is a favorite past time and keeps the morale high around camp. One of our favorite lunches is Sushi! Our head chef, Serki Sherpa, prepares amazing meals and never fails to impress.
The team is going to be watching the weather forecasts and getting ready for their next foray to the upper mountain in the next few days.