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Everest 2024

Everest Updates – 28th April

 

Updates on 28th April from those aiming to climb high on Everest in 2024

 

 

Summit Climb Team

“Our team is climbing through the icefall now. Some members and Sherpas have already reached camp 1. Some members and Sherpas are still climbing. The icefall is more challenging this year but doable. Weather is good with sunshine and some wind. We wish everyone the best of luck and a successful ascent!”

PerformWithPurpose

After a painful 10 hours through the Khumbu ice fall, not allowed a moment to catch a breath, because the conditions of the ice fall can change in a matter of moments,
We arrive at camp 1 when I took my first look at the mountain, that I’ve been training 15 months for. Within them 15 months, thousands of miles and reps conditioning my body but more importantly my mind. to believing in what I can do.
You ask 2020 Jordan that fat idiot would of thought it was impossible and so far out of reach.
Now I want to show not just cancer survivors, but anyone living with a life changing condition, that your Mount Everest isn’t so far outta reach!. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE WHEN YOU BELIEVE.”

Kenton Cool

“It’s good to be back at Everest Basecamp.”

Jigme Pelden Dorje

“Final Day Training. Our team is now ready to circumvent through the treacherous Khumbu Icefall.
First Everest Rotation starts on 1st May”

Quincy Stang

“Rotation to camp 2 and the Lhotse face complete!
The Khumbu Icefall is certainly everything I expected it to be, not a place I want to spend a significant amount of time!”

Norrdine Nouar

“Ready for one of the biggest challenges of my entire life! Mount Everest 8848m above sea level alone without supplementary oxygen! Not a lot of people were able to reach this goal, many died in the attempt and never got to see their loved ones again! I have been dreaming and waiting for this moment for so long already!
I trained, I prepared, I researched and climbed for the past 13 years to be ready for this challenge! Everest will crush me, break me, bring me to my knees, let me suffer and finally will make me almost lose my mind! But I am ready to withstand the suffering! I will give my best to reach the summit, not accepting irreversibel damage or loosing my life in the attempt as so many did before me!
Tonight I will go through the Khumbu Icefall and stay in Camp 2, acclimatize do my rotations up to Camp 3 and Camp 4 and wait for a good second weather window, hoping to summit around the 20th of May.”

Kensaku Seki

“Dinner at Everest Camp 1, at an altitude of approximately 6000m. She made some freeze-dried instant soup that is sold in Japan. I had no appetite because of the headache and shortness of breath, but it was so delicious that I ended up eating two bowls. Once my stomach was full, my body felt much better.”

Rhett Evans

“This morning I woke up after a long hard night battling shoulder pain and the discomfort of sleeping at 17,500 ft in the freezing cold, while coughing incessantly. After my morning prayer, I realized I need to focus more on the good around me versus my current circumstances that are not ideal. So, after shaking the ice off my sleeping bag, I headed up to breakfast and the first thing I saw was one of the Sherpas doing his morning ritual. Part of which includes burning incense. The incense he was burning was called “Karma Happiness”…. Go figure! — I need to make (key action word – MAKE) joy a focus! I have to stop looking at the finish line, which is still another 11,500 vertical ft. away. I need to be in the moment, right here, right now and embrace the suck! Living up here, you quickly learn to appreciate all the things we take for granted on a daily basis such as a warm shower, a washer and dryer, the ability to wash your hands and to have air to breathe (the list goes on and on). Well, today, I found joy in getting to have my first EBC makeshift “shower”, and to wash some clothes after being in the mountains for over 15 days. I have clean fingernails again! How cool is that! It takes two days for things to dry here, but I’m going to get to put on clean clothes soon, yes, clean clothes! And to top it off, the sun is shining. What a great day! Do me a favor and go hug your washing machine and dryer!”

Garrett Madison

“Our climbers are in base camp now after acclimating on nearby Lobuche peak. We continue reviewing our technical training, and prepare for our first foray up through the Khumbu Icefall.
Last season our team had climbers who reached the ‘true’ summits of all 3 peaks, the first time in history. This season we will again be attempting all 3 peaks, the only team here doing so…not because it is easy, but because it is hard.
What sets our team apart is our ‘reverence’ for the mountains. We like to have a good time and enjoy ourselves, yet we take very seriously the challenges ahead.”

Rohan Freeman

“We’re back in EBC in mixed-style. Nevertheless, I am happy to be here. I spent the rest of the afternoon doing a poor job of rearranging my tent and looking for clean clothes. I passed out quickly after dinner.
“I was not looking forward to the trek to EBC because I’m tired and this persistent cold won’t go away. My chest is congested and although it’s getting better, I’m not optimistic that it’ll continue to do so at ebc. Say lots of prayers people. We hung out in the lodge for a while drinking tea to see if I would improve. My mental and physical state too. Eventually, we decided to roll out. Initially it was nothingness, just one foot in front of the other. It improved and I kept a steady pace until EBC rock. From there it got challenging and It took over an hour to go the last 9/10 of a mile.
“The trail to and from EBC rock and sign was overly crowded today. We just kept moving forward. Now, I’m praying for a miracle to get this cold to go away. I have been feeling really strong and my legs are good when my lungs open.”

Victor Vlodin

“I finally had the strength to give information! We, the 8000 Club team, are doing great. We went to 6100, then to the second camp at 6500, spent the night, acclimatized. It wasn’t easy, but we coped and today we went down to the base camp, where we were very well received and fed, thanks to Lena Abramova.”

 

 

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