Everest 2018 – Getting Settled into Basecamp

Hello Everyone,

Not much has been going on here for our Everest/Lhotse/Camp 2 team the last couple of days but we did get the horseshoe pits ready today after breakfast! Actually a lot is going on in our bodies as we acclimatize to 17,500ft. We are building more red blood cells and getting more oxygen pumping by taking it easy which will eventually lower our heart rates and respiratory rates making it feel like a little closer to our home elevations. It will never be like it is at sea level for our bodies but it’s amazing how our bodies adapt even in a few days.

We’ve had some afternoon snow here at Basecamp and a little wind today but for the most part the weather is pleasant. Everyone has now taken a shower and are feeling clean, we are enjoying Gopal’s fantastic cooking and having movie night each night in our big dome tent! Soon the work will begin though so don’t think it’s all unicorns and rainbows here:-).

Stay tuned for team and staff photos….

I want to give a shout and out and hello to my brother Ryan’s (Mr. Jones’) 4th grade class at Bowman Elementary for following along on our expedition!

Thanks for following along!

Ben Jones
Expedition Leader

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