Everest Base Camp Trek & Island Peak Climb: Team at High Camp

Posted by: | April 08, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 18,372'

Hey RMI this is Linden Mallory calling from Island Peak.  We are up here at High Camp, it’s another fairly nice evening out, certainly on the chilly side but we didn’t get any of that afternoon precip that we’ve seen the past couple of days.  This has definitely been some of the better weather we have seen in the past few days.  It’s cold.  Cold, cold temps right now about to jump in the tent and get warm.

We spent the morning wrapping up our training down at Base Camp and then moved up here to High Camp got in about mid day.  We spent the afternoon sorting our gear and preparing.
I ran up to check out the route and get things started with Kulan Tusing, one of our Sherpa, so everything is looking good up there.

We just wrapped up an excellent dinner and off to bed.  We are looking at an early morning start somewhere around 2 to 3 o’clock in the morning.  With these cold temperatures we might delay our start a little bit but definitely get an alpine start.  A couple hours through the rocks up onto the glacier and then move our way up the snow and ice to hopefully get to the summit of Island Peak.  We will check in tomorrow and let you know how things go.

The team is doing well we are definitely excited to have the climb here and everybody is in good spirits and we send our best to everyone back home.
We’ll check in tomorrow.  Take care.

Island Peak, 20,305' Photo: Linden Mallory 2010


RMI Guide Linden Mallory checks in from High Camp on Island Peak

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Saw the picture and description of Island Peak. What a climb and scene you must have. Keep up the good work and we are all anxious to hear and see more. Love Mom

Posted by: Cornelia Miller on 4/8/2011 at 2:07 pm

Wow!  Gorgeous views!  A tad warmer here, but the views are magnificent! Apple trees getting ready to pop their blossoms out, green hills and white Cascade Mountain range.  The grass is starting to look a bit shaggy and ready for a haircut!  Dreamt about you last night, Tim. I woke myself up reaching for you from my dreamy state and you wearn’t there.  So glad for these blogs from Linden.  Keeps us going down here at home.  Can’t wait until Saturday.  Starting to let myself think about you too much.  Gotta stay busy.  I love you, and I am so proud of you living out the dreams and letting them come true.  You’re my hero!  Deb <3

Posted by: Deb McLaughlin on 4/8/2011 at 10:45 am

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