September 20, 2016
The Climbing Team has reached Camp 1 and is tucked in for the night. With good weather in the forecast and a strong team, Mike and Dallas want to take advantage of everything. They are going to spend the night at Camp 1 and then head up the ice cliff to Camp 2. The Sherpa Team has been to Camp 2 and has reported the route is in great shape. Our Sherpa Team wants to put an additional rappel line in at the ice cliff to reduce congestion. All is well above ABC!
Let’s talk about the Tibet Trek as they head to the North Side of Mount Everest and Rongbuk. Jangbu and the Tibet Trekking Team left Tingri early this morning and have arrived at Rongbuk. In route, Jangbu had cell signal and was able to send a few pictures back. These triggered memories for Eric Simonson back home. Eric pulled a couple pictures out from the 1982 expedition. I have heard more than once, stories of the 1982 North Side Team and talk about crossing rivers with the trucks and cutting the road through ice! The North Side is a little more accessible now. The Tibet Trek is doing great and will visit the Rongbuk Monastery and the North Side of Mount Everest Base Camp tomorrow. This Team is having a great trip!