Everest 2021 Update – Kilian Jornet / David Goettler – 5th May

An Everest update from Kilian Jornet – 5th May

“After spending a few days in altitude we’re back down to @the_edelweiss_pheriche lodge. It’s always hard this first rotation but this hate/love feeling of altitude is somehow addictive.

“When getting down we also got the news of how covid in Nepal, specially Kathmandu is spreading and we wish to all Nepali friends and people to stay healthy.

“Even if in the mountains the situation is much better, the base camp has a high concentration of people and had seen some cases. It’s important for all to remember to keep the sanitation measures and distance even up there.

“Nepal is a country that has suffered a lot from the covid, in health and also economically with a year without tourism that supports many families, we should all do our best and use our means to stop the spreading.”

And the thought’s of David Goettler – 5th May

“Up and down and round and round. That’s the Acclimatisation Game! The best thing is that you always learn something new and try to make some small changes to see if you can improve how you feel and perform.

“For me, spending a whole night at 7200m is beneficial. That’s why in this picture my pack is bigger; it’s got my tent and all my sleeping gear and food for the night at Camp 3 in it.”