March 3, 2015
With a nod to the old time weather report on Radio Nepal (and Ed Webster’s Everest book), we can report that we had a big dose of snow in Khumbu the last few days.
Thanks to IMG climber Warren Wilhide’s support, Phunuru and Nima Karma had a great time at the American Alpine Club meeting in New York. Phunuru made it back to Nepal and flew up to Phortse just in time for the big snowstorm. Sounds like the Khumbu has been hit hard. It may be an inconvenience for now, but it is always good to get some early season snow up on the big hill. Phunuru sent several photos from Phortse…check out waist deep Mingma Tenzing (who is 5’10″!).
Ang Jangbu and our Kathmandu team have been packing food and gear are getting ready to send more loads up to Khumbu. Phunuru will be working with our IMG sherpas up in Khumbu, as they start constructing our Everest Base Camp and moving our expedition loads uphill (once everyone gets done digging out!).
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