Friday, April 20, 2012

First foray into the Khumbu Icefall

Today we made our first foray into the Khumbu Icefall. We climbed
approximately 1/3 of the way up and crossed the first ladder, then
returned back to camp. Everyone did an excellent job today, and we
enjoyed the afternoon in base camp preparing for our first rotation on
the mountain. Tomorrow we plan to depart at 3 AM for Camp 1. Our
plan is to spend 2 nights at Camp 1 and 2 nights at Camp 2, then
return to base camp. We are excited to begin climbing Everest!