After touching Camp III, the Madison Mountaineering Everest team is back in Camp II and preparing to head down tomorrow to base camp. Expedition leader, Garrett Madison, has all the details:
“Hello, this is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Everest and Lhotse expedition. Today is May 6th and today we climbed up to Camp III on the Lhotse Face. We had a great day, beautiful weather here on Mount Everest. A lot of fresh snow on the Lhotse Face made for really good climbing, good conditions. We made it back in time for a late lunch in Camp II and just finished our dinner here tonight.
“We’re gonna head down to base camp tomorrow. Everyone’s doing okay. All’s well here with our team on Mount Everest. And our British climbing friends, Kenton Cool and Jon Gupta, along with their climbers, Ardavan and Rebecca, are planning to head up soon, they’re here at Camp II, and they’re going to make their summit bid, probably, in a few day’s time. So, it was nice to see them today and wish them good luck.
“We’re looking forward to getting down to base camp and resting and relaxing and having a hot shower and enjoying base camp life very soon.
“All’s well here on Everest. We’ll check in soon. Thanks!”