Our Everest team is at Camp 2 again at around 21,400 ft near the base of the Lhotse Face. They are on their second and final acclimatization trip up the mountain in preparation for the summit push coming in a couple of weeks. They woke up early at base camp (1am) and climbed through the Khumbu Icefall in the dark, reaching Camp 1 just after dawn. On this trip, they did not spend a night a Camp 1, but pushed on up to Camp 2 where they were met by the Camp 2 staff with lunches ready. They did great, and everybody was climbing well! The plan is to spend 4-5 nights at Camp 2 on this rotation, and climb up to Camp 3 (over 22,000 ft) in the next few days for some additional acclimatization before heading back down to base camp.
Here’s our lead guide, Jacob with a call and a special Happy Birthday message to his daughter who just turned 1!!
(it’s pretty garbled at times due to a spotty sat phone connections)