Ang Jangbu reports from Kathmandu that our team finished packing up all the food and equipment, and it is on the way to Everest! Yesterday the team loaded the big container truck which is now en route with head cook Kaji Sherpa, heading east to Thaksindu (the end of the road). If the weather cooperates, the gear will be flown by helicopter sling load from Thaksindu up to Shyangboche (above Namche) in the next couple days.
Up at Everest Base Camp our sherpas Ang Karma and Nima Sona report that there was recently a big snowstorm in the Khumbu and everything looks like winter! They have secured the campsite that was previously claimed by Sonam Dorje, and begun to set up tents. There is a lot of work to do building tent platforms in the rubble and ice of the moraine and setting up the big tents. The rest of our sherpa advance team will be joining them in the next couple days to complete the build out of Base Camp. So far so good at Mt Everest!