September 5, 2012
IMG guide Mike Hamill called to report they made it to Base Camp (4,800m/15,744ft) at around 12:30 this afternoon, just in time for lunch. Mike says the sherpa crew have done a great job setting up a very nice camp. The team have been relaxing after lunch and everyone is doing really well and feeling strong. Mike said he chatted with Russell a little bit this afternoon. Sounds like the Himex sherpas made it up to Camp 1 today and they report that the mountain is much drier (less snow) compared to the conditions last year. So far so good!
Ang Jangbu Sherpa