Everest 2019 – Lobuche-Basecamp

Hello Everyone,

We made it! Under beautiful blue skies we walked from Lobuche to Basecamp after two days of snow and clouds. It was the perfect weather to walk into Basecamp and the team did an excellent job trekking the last 1,000ft in elevation to our beautiful Basecamp. Our Sherpa staff had been working hard the last month preparing our Basecamp and I think it’s one of our best!

Our Chef Gopal had prepared lunch for our arrival and it was so nice to be welcomed by the staff and arrive at our new home for the next 6 weeks. We will sadly say goodbye to the friends and family of our climbers tomorrow and then we will start preparing for the climb ahead.

We are doing great and happy to be here! Thanks for following along!

Ben Jones
Expedition Leader

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