Everest guide, Terray Sylvester has all the facts from Madison Mountaineering on 1st May.
“Hello, this is Terray calling in for the Madison Mountaineering 2021 Mount Everest expedition. It’s Saturday, May 1st. Today we had a beautiful morning in camp. Our Express climbers have arrived, so we spent part of the morning refreshing skills, climbing fixed lines, and repelling out on the ice pyramids just below base camp so we did with the main team a few weeks ago. Then in the afternoon, we had a light snowfall.”
“There’s been a convective storm pattern each day, so we’ve had beautiful, sunny mornings then light snow and increasing cloudness each evening. Right now it’s misty. We just watched the documentary “Mountain” which was great – some beautiful footage there, including of the Everest area.”
“Tomorrow, we’ll begin our second acclimatization rotation. Some of our climbers, including our Express team, will head up to Camp I for a night, and then the following night, the entire team will be up at Camp II. We’ll spend two nights at Camp II. We’ll head up on touch Camp III, but not sleep there, descend back down to Camp II for a third night, and then head on back down to base camp – subject to weather and route conditions, of course.”