April 27, 2021
The weather has been nearly perfect for the start of this rotation, which always helps make things more enjoyable. Last night was made extra special with a full moon (this one known as the Pink Moon). With a full moon overhead, the night is much brighter and climbers can practically go without a headlamp!
Our climbing Teams are split between Camp 1 and Camp 2 and are doing very well with acclimatization. Expedition Leader Jonathan Schrock checked in from Camp 2 to let us know all is well with the Team 1. Their plan is a leisurely morning, followed by hike up towards the Lhotse Face to get a closer look of the steep climbing above. Phunuru reports that our Camp 2 looks great , the “best ever”.
The rest of our climbers are at Camp 1. They will take a hike up the Western Cwm in the morning to get their heart rates up and then spend another night or two at Camp 1 before moving up to Camp 2.
All is well on Mount Everest!