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Everest 2023 Updates – 26th April

Updates from 26th April from those aiming to climb high on Everest in 2023 

 

Today’s Everest News

Bruce Davis Smith (USA) was rescued from Camp-1 by Air Dynasty Helicopter this afternoon. According to Bal Krishna Pandit, spokesperson of Air Dynasty Heli Services Pvt. Ltd, the mountaineer had some problem in his leg and required urgent rescue. Bruce, who is part of the Alpine Treks team, is being cared for at EBC.

 


 

Madison Mountaineering

Hello! This is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Mount Everest (8848m/29,032ft) expedition. Today is Wednesday, April 26.

We’ve got great news to report! Today, our first wave of climbers just returned down to base camp (5364m/17,598ft) from our first rotation up at Camps 1 (6050m/19,849ft) and 2 (6500m/21,325ft). We had a great rotation, four nights up high, and spent time hiking around Camp 2 at 21,300 feet, and made it down safely through the Khumbu Icefall today!

Our second wave of climbers, with guide Cacho Beiza, climbed Lobuche East (6119m/20,075ft) today and reached the summit ridge – beautiful views all around! They are now headed back to base camp tomorrow. So, our team will be all together!

Also, our Everest Express climber, Danah Ali arrived in Nepal and flew to the Khumbu Valley, and was met in Pheriche (4371m/14,340ft) village by guide, Terray Sylvester. She will be integrating with our team in the next few days!

So, we’ve been enjoying good conditions here on Everest. Our Sherpa team has been doing a fantastic job carrying loads up the mountain and helping us climb safely. We look forward to some good weather in the coming days and weeks ahead!

 


Altitude Junkies

On April 22nd, we arrived at Base Camp and are currently in good spirits. Although we had bad weather, our Puja ceremony on the 23rd was a success. Thankfully, all of our Junkies are healthy and strong. Yesterday, on the 25th, we embarked on an exhilarating hike towards the icefall up to 5500m to stretch our legs. No unnecessary distractions, just pure adventure.

 


 

Kenton Cool

At last some better weather in the Everest region….next stop Basecamp!

 


 

SummitClimb

Hi this is David from base camp. Everyone is good and looking forward to moving higher in the early hours of tomorrow morning. We’ll be up at midnight for an early breakfast and then on to climb the ice fall to camp 1. The snow has stopped and it it looks like a cold clear night for us , ideal conditions.