April 9, 2021
IMG Expedition Leader Jonathan Schrock checked in with great news from Everest Base Camp. Team 1 pulled into EBC at the six hour mark. Everyone is happy to be at Base Camp with a full belly from Kaji’s cooking. All members of the IMG Team, including climbers, trekkers and Nepalese staff have been tested for COVID-19 several times along the way to EBC and results have all been negative. We will continue to be strict with our protocols.
The early season weather is showing normal patterns according to Jonathan. Calm, clear mornings; perfect for trekking and then slowly trending to slightly overcast with a breeze in the afternoon.
Team 2 had a great day trekking from Pheriche to Lobuche Base Camp and everyone is doing well and settling in for a few nights. The lodges we visit during the trek are great but there is something about moving into tents at Lobuche Base Camp and having our own kitchen and dining facilities. Home cooking and quiet nights at 15,000 feet are just a couple of the things we love about these camps.
Tomorrow is a rest day for both teams and they will get moved into their tents and familiarize themselves with the IMG Base Camp!