Mount Everest Cybercasts: May 2019

Everest 2019 Concludes in Kathmandu

Hello Everyone,

We all arrived safely back to Kathmandu after an excellent expedition to the Top of the World. Thanks for following along this season. Most team members are now all heading home. Until next year…..

Ben Jones
Expedition Leader

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Everest 2019 – Return to Basecamp!

Hello Everyone, 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. Thanks for following along, Ben Jones Expedition Leader More info about Climbing Mount Everest and Everest Base Camp Trek.

Everest 2019 – Safe Descent to Camp 2

Hello Everyone,

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!

Thanks for following along,

Ben Jones
Expedition Leader

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Everest 2019 Summit!!!

Hello Everyone,

We successfully stood on top if the World today, as Lakpa Rita reported. We are safely back to the South Col and heading off to bed! More details tomorrow!

Ben Jones
Expedition Leader

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Everest 2019 Summit Update: Team Safely Returned to Camp

Hello everyone, this is Lakpa Rita again. Our sherpa team called base camp to let us know that all of the summit team members and climbers have arrived safely at the South Col.
Lakpa rita

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Everest 2019 Summit Update: At the Top!

Ben reported that the Alpine Ascents team reached the summit of Mount Everest May 23rd 11:15 am Nepal time. While done team and congratulations to everyone! Wishing you all safe decent.
Lakpa rita

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Everest 2019 Summit Update: At South Summit

Hello everyone, just got a report from Ben that the Team is at the South Summit. Everyone is doing great. They will keep moving after they change their O2, hoping to reach the summit within a couple of hours. Please keep your fingers cross. Next update will be from the summit
Lakpa rita

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Everest 2019 Summit Update: At the Balcony

Hello everyone,
Ben reported that team has reached the balcony. While they are changing their fist bottle of O2, they have spectacular views of Mount Makalu, Lhotshe, Amadablam, Nuptshe and the entire face of Kangchung face of Mount Everest. Next update will be from South Summit. Til then please sent lots of prayers and wishes.
Thank you,
Lakpa Rita

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Everest 2019 – Team Heads for Summit

Hello everyone,
Jangbu just reported that the team left the South Col at 12.20am and all team members are climbing up from the Tangular face. Every one is moving well. Pretty nice weather, no wind at all. Light snow but not big deal. They will be reporting from balcony.
Lakpa Rita

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Everest 2019 – South Col (Camp 4)

Hello Everyone, Today we had a tough but good climb to the South Col at almost 8,000m or 26,000ft. It’s the last camp and we plan on heading for the summit tonight at 12 midnight. You can follow along tonight as we head out because Lakpa Rita will be posting our progress from Basecamp as we check in via radio. He will post as we leave, at the balcony, South Summit, True Summit, and we’ll update you as we get back to the South Col. Don’t fret if one and a few of these updates don’t happen though because sometimes technology on Mt Everest doesn’t always work. Thanks for following along, we are excited to be heading up! Ben Jones Expedition Leader More info about Climbing Mount Everest and Everest Base Camp Trek.

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