We have successfully and safely made it down to Basecamp today! It feels great to be at the “low” altitude of 17,500ft. Once we arrived we had a late breakfast and then showers and naps. We are now just finishing up dinner and a cake that our Chef Gopal made for us. Tonight is our last night in our Basecamp as tomorrow morning we will all be flying to Kathmandu in helicopters, hoping to arrive for lunch at the Yak and Yeti. What a great adventure it’s been, and an incredible team to spend 2 months with. I’ll update you as we get to Kathmandu and get some more photos to you from the adventure.
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Everest 2019 – Safe Descent to Camp 2
Posted on May 24, 2019
We safely descended to Camp 2 today in great weather. We are tired but doing well and looking forward to our last descent through the Icefall to Basecamp early tomorrow morning. More photos coming soon!
Alpine Ascents provides family and friends the opportunity to follow our climbs as they proceed. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, we receive regular audio dispatches from the climbers and post them on our website. Not only does one feel the excitement of watching a team as it moves up the mountain, the archived cybercasts provide an excellent resource and learning tool when researching expeditions. Enjoy the show!
The trip was superbly organized from start to finish, with superior facilities and support throughout. The climbing strategy, based on the guiding team’s extensive knowledge of the mountain, resulted in a highly successful and safe summit bid.
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