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Sunday–April 24

Happy Easter!

Got back to base camp and resting for a couple of days. The winds have been high these past few days. They’re enough to slow our progress as noted by the team ahead of us who are making their way to Camp 2.

Our trek through the icefall was arduous taking some 5.5 hours. A careful trek versus a leisurely stroll. All that matters is making it to Camp 1.

There are more details about the winds on the IMG site so make sure to check it out. I think one tent was lost at Camp 2. Fortunately, all the climbers are okay.  More details to follow.

Written by mmsummits7

April 24, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Posted in Mountaineering

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  1. So Mike, have you been to Camp 1 and then back down to EBC, or back to EBC from where you stayed to recover from your cold? If you have been to Camp 1 how was that climb thru the Khumbu Ice Fall? They certainly look challenging! How are you acclimating to altitude, as you expected, better or worse, I’m sure the common cold couldn’t have helped. Stay well and safe.

    Karen Hirata

    April 25, 2011 at 8:04 pm

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