Puja day in Basecamp

Hello Everyone,

Today we had our Puja ceremony, asking for a safe climb and safe return. It’s a traditional and fun ceremony with our entire team. We had a little bit of rain but for the most part the weather was pretty good in the morning. Tomorrow our plan is to head up to Camp 1 to spend 2 nights before completing our first rotation. The team is doing very well, healthy and strong! Our internet is not working the best right now but we are working on it. Hopefully when we get back to Basecamp in a couple days it will be better and I can send along some more photos.

Thanks for following along,

Ben Jones


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