After a weeks of waiting for favourable winds it finally looks like the gods are being kind.
The jet stream has moved off to the North and a summit window is forming, it’s time to buckle up and think about the top!!
The sun is shining on Everest and it’s GO TIME! Tonight we leave Base Camp to start our summit bid.
My Sherpa and I went to C3 and back safely to BC.
Situation: cold in body and burnt on face.
So far no one this year has been to summit yet which is unusual. Rope fixing team of Mingma G has been trying up there to fix the rope above C4 but winds has been very difficult for everyone and they were pinned down in C2. Wind is coming down and most likely they will fix the rope in the next few days. Then all teams will push for summit in the next 10 days before it gets too late.
Icefall is already a mess and more scary coming down from it. Collapse after collapse.
Waiting is over, the jet stream moved away and all our teams (Everest Classic, Everest Flash and Lhotse Flash) are about to start their summit rotation.
It won’t be long before our team ventures back through the Khumbu Icefall and into the Western Cwm. Only this time, it won’t be on an acclimatization rotation, rather their summit push!