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Everest 2024

Everest Updates – 4th May

 

Updates on 4th May from those aiming to climb high on Everest in 2024

 

 

Climbing The Seven Summits Team

“Our climbers are currently on their final acclimatization rotation. They will tag Camp 3 as their high point before descending to EBC to rest before their summit bids. Here is what it looks like climbing through the Western Cwm.”

Lukas Furtenbach

“A quick visit to Everest basecamp on the south side before heading to Tibet. Wishing our teams here a safe and successful climb. Climbers from 15 nations, the best guides on this planet, two expedition doctors, our Argentinean chefs and the strongest Sherpa are currently in the camp or on rotation. What a great opportunity to make new friends from all over the world. “

Mohsen Attarnia

“A leave to serve you dear followers that we are done with our rotation and based in Basecamp waiting for the first aerial window to open for the final climb, which may take more than a week. Thank God one eye that was damaged on the go to high camps has healed completely and these days I go to work out every day to rock base camp it’s over an hour round trip everything is great thanks for the follow ups and good energy.”

Hannah Wise

“Yesterday, we did a test run in the Khumbu Icefall. Tonight- the real deal! If all goes according to plan, we’ll spend six days on Everest. We’ll spend two nights at Camp 1, two nights at Camp II, tag Camp III and come back down to Base Camp until we’re ready for the summit push.”

Josh McDowell

“Our second acclimatization rotation is now complete! We are safely back at Everest Base Camp, and are now resting for a few days before making our summit attempt.”

Rohann Freeman

“Rest and packing day here at ebc in preparation for a trip up mountain during the night. I’ll be out of touch for a while, maybe a week. Talk when I get back to EBC.”

Garth Miller

“The early morning fog at Lukla airport closed it to fixed wing aircraft. Luckily, I managed to hitch a ride on a helicopter to Lukla and then bounce further up the Everest valley to Pheriche at 4370m, where I would stay for the night.
It’s an aggressive gain in altitude from Kathmandu at 1400m, but the time spent pre-acclimatising at home in my hypoxic tent seems to be paying off and I feel good.
I spent the afternoon visiting the volunteers at the #HRA post, before taking some time in reflection at the Everest memorial. This dramatic memorial has the names of the hundreds who have died on Everest,”

Kristin Harila

Maintaining the weather stations!
“I always say the conditions decide the safety of anyone on the mountain. Unpredicted change in weather can be a question of life or death. It is extremely important that we have reliable weather forecasting from stations located on the mountain so that we can plan for the best times to bring down trash.
I am so happy to start this collaboration with Climate Scientist @l.baker.perry. Last autumn in Tromsø, I was introduced to Baker via glaciologist @heidisevestre after I participated at the launch of her film “Arctic Ascent” that she made together with Alex Honnold. If you have not seen it yet, I warmly recommend the film.
Back to Nepal and long story short: Baker and I decided to collaborate. Baker needed help to maintain the weather stations that he has been in charge of setting up a few years back. I am interested in getting reliable weather forecasting for everyone on the mountain. It is crucial for the safety of all! 
So this is what we did yesterday. Together with @khimlal25, Monitoring and facilitation committee chief of EBC on behalf of Department of Tourism, we went up the to the weather station just above Everest Base Camp, the check the status and see what needed to be done.”

 

 

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