April 20, 2021
Just off the phone with Expedition Leader Jonathan Schrock at EBC. Our Team had a great rest day at EBC which includes laundry, showers and lounging which is all important during an expedition to Mount Everest. These days are as important as any in terms of staying healthy and gaining the vital acclimatization for the weeks ahead. Tomorrow, the team will do some ladder training in the morning with a hike in the afternoon.
Our Sherpa Team also had a great day carrying loads to Camp 2 and are all back to EBC. We will have 2 Sherpa head up to Camp 3 to claim our spot and bring back a report about conditions on the Lhotse Face.
There is some wind and snow in the forecast which will put our team in a holding pattern for a couple days but there is still plenty to do at EBC involving packing gear and food for the first rotation. It is typical that we have a few days of weather during the first part of the season and the team is in excellent position to head up the mountain when the time comes.
All is well on Mount Everest and please enjoy these incredible photos sent home from Jonathan and Ang Jangbu!