Our 2017 Mount Everest team continues the expedition process as they rest, recuperate and acclimatize at Everest Base Camp. They plan to head back up the mountain in a couple of days, climbing all the way up to Camp 2 at 21,400 feet, passing Camp 1, where they had spent some time last week.
The audio quality isn’t great, one of the challenges of communicating from deep in the Himalaya, but it sure is nice to hear Chris! The team has been taking some hikes as they rest, which is what he refers to by “active rest days.” It is often better to get out and move, instead of just kicking back, as getting your heart rate up a bit and breathing a little heavier can help the acclimatization process.
Here is Chris Jentz, calling from Everest Base Camp!