Everest 2019 – Training Day in Basecamp

Hello Everyone, Today after breakfast we got suited up and got our first practice on a ladder. We started small, with a ladder close to the ground and without crampons at first, but quickly worked up to crampons crossing the ladder multiple times. The weather turned a little snowy after lunch so we hung out and relaxed most of the rest of the afternoon until dinner. Tomorrow though the weather sounds like it will be good so we will head out into the lower Icefall with some more review on ladders and steep terrain. The team is doing great and getting adjusted to 17,500ft (5,300m). We will plan on reviewing skills the next couple of days as we prepare for our first rotation up the mountain to Camp 1 and Camp 2. I’ll have some photos to post tomorrow after our training and review in the Icefall. Thanks for following along! Ben Jones Expedition Leader More info about Climbing Mount Everest and Everest Base Camp Trek.

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