Everest and Lhotse 2021: Acclimatization hike

Hello Everyone,

Today we went on another hike to help acclimatize our bodies to a new altitude of 18,500ft. It was a bit cloudy today so we didn’t get to see all of the spectacular views we normally do on this hike but still a great hike. Everyone is feeling better each day here at Basecamp as we adjust to the altitude. Tomorrow we will begin some of our review and practice on crossing ladders, then we will spend the next few days doing this in the lower Khumbu icefall. We are all healthy, and doing well here in Basecamp!

Thanks for following along,

Ben Jones
Expedition Leader


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