April 25, 2012
Up on Everest, we have now have IMG climbers at Base Camp, Camp 1, Camp 2 and the Sherpas are getting ready to head for Camp 3 in the next couple days. Follow their progress on our Everest Expedition Coverage Page.
Down the valley, we have both our Ama Dablam and our Custom EBC Trek team heading for Everest Base Camp. IMG guide Jenni Fogle reports from Namche that the “Maida’s Mountaineers” trek team is doing well. They have enjoyed good weather the last couple days as they cross suspension bridges, dodge yaks and porters on the trail, and enjoy the spectacular vistas that have unfolded as they gained altitude. After their first night in Phakding, they climbed the famous “Namche Hill” where they spent the last couple nights as guests of our old friend Pemba, and his staff, at the Khumbu Lodge. Now the team heads for the rhododendron forests of Deboche, where they will enjoy a couple days to visit Tengboche monastary and the surrounding area.
Meanwhile, IMG guide Liam O’Sullivan, Phu Tashi Sherpa, and the Ama Dablam team wrapped up two days of acclimatization hiking in the Pheriche area, and are heading today to Lobuche Base Camp, prior to the big push up to EBC.