April 26, 2012
I spoke to IMG Guide Eben Reckord by sat phone and he reports that everything is going well. Yesterday saw Eben, Thunang, and Phinjo pushing the route up to Camp 2, near the ridge crest. It was exciting for them to finally gain the ridge crest, and see the route up the summit ridge in front of them! Along the way to Camp 2, they fixed 400m of rope on some of the steeper parts of the route, and then descended back to Camp 1. Today the Sherpas descended to BC and the members are all taking another acclimatization day at Camp 1 (17,500ft) before heading back down to Base Camp in the morning for some home cooking. So far so good!