An Everest update from International Mountain Guides – 5th May
“It has been a busy day on Mount Everest for the Team. They were up on time and out the door at 2am with light snow falling at EBC.
“Climbers moved efficiently up the Icefall, some stopping at Camp 1 for the night to rest up before moving into Camp 2 tomorrow while others going directly to Camp 2. Our program is built to accommodate climbers who wish to break up the climb to Camp 2, and these are great decisions made with our Guide Team.”
“At Camp 2, IMG Lead Guide Phunuru Sherpa reported an additional 3 inches of snow today on top of a previous 6 inches. The Team at Camp 2 will stay on schedule and take a rest day tomorrow before evaluating the conditions and route to Camp 3.
“Down at EBC, the rest of our climbers who needed some additional time to rest and get strong for this rotation will take one more day before heading up. The fixing team is staged at Camp 2 right now and are planning on heading up to fix to the summit on the 7th and the 8th.”
“All is well on Mount Everest! “