March 13, 2019
Ang Jangbu reports that more of our cargo has been flown by helicopter to Pangboche after a delay waiting in Phaplu for the weather to clear. Included in this lot we have more oxygen cylinders and masks, food, and some new dining tents for Everest Base Camp. Our crew in Pangboche will be sending everything to EBC by yaks and porters over the coming days.
Our Advanced Sherpa Team is also getting ready to head to EBC to start construction of the 2019 IMG Base Camp. Ten Sherpas plus two Sherpa cooks will meet at Gorakshep on March 17th and head to EBC the next day to start building our camp. It will take the crew several weeks of rock rolling and chopping to create all the tent platforms we will need from the icy and rocky moraine.