Camp 2 to Camp 3

Hello Everyone,

We have made it to camp 3 (24,800ft) today! We did great moving today as a team, moving steady, and conserving our energy for the big night tonight. Everyone is a little tired but should get some hours of sleep while on supplemental oxygen before getting up tonight to leave very early for the summit. We will wake up at around 11:30pm tonight and leave by 1am for the summit. We should arrive on the summit at 7 or 8 in the morning depending on how we are doing and the crowds. It seemed that most of the teams on the mountain were also moving up to camp 3 today too. It shouldn’t really be a big deal for us but a lot of teams will be summiting tomorrow as well. The weather is good, mostly blue skies today, with an occasional wind. Tomorrow is suppose to be much of the same with the possibility of the winds dying down a little more.

Thanks for following along! I will keep you as updated as possible on our summit attempt. I’ll try and post something from the summit as well as when we are safely back down at camp 2, but no guarantees. Send good thoughts our way! Talk to you soon.

Ben

Before leaving camp 2

Teams heading up to camp 3 today

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