April 16, 2021
Up and down the Khumbu Valley, our IMG Teams woke up to snowfall this morning. Up on Everest the Carry Team were heading for Camp 2, but decided to drop their loads at Camp 1 and returned to EBC for the day. The Camp 2 Staff were also heading up, but decided to stop at Camp 1 to wait out the snow and get in another night of acclimatization at Camp 1 before heading on to Camp 2 tomorrow.
At Everest Base Camp the Team 1 climbers also got their first full day of rest. This Team has been working hard and with fresh snow on the ground, it was a perfect day to hang out and give their bodies some well-deserved R and R. Patience and flexibility is the name of the game at Mt Everest!
Down at Lobuche Base Camp, the snowfall prompted Team 2 to re-evaluate the conditions and they also decided to take a rest day at Lobuche Base Camp. This will allow the snow on the slabs heading to High Camp the chance to melt off during the afternoon. The weather forecast is favorable over the next couple days and Team 2 will be ready to climb tomorrow.
We would also like to take a moment today to introduce and welcome two of our newest Sherpani guides to the IMG Team. Pasang Kanchi Sherpa and Nima Doma Sherpa have been training under the tutelage of IMG Senior Guide and KCC Instructor Phunuru Sherpa for many years, and we look forward to working with them on Mt Everest.
All is well on Mount Everest and Lobuche!