Everest Base Camp Trek: Tucker & Team Arrive in Everest Base Camp

Posted by: Mark Tucker | April 01, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 17,575'

Mark Tucker here at Everest Base Camp. Wahoo! We have a star and moon lit night staring up at the Khumbu Icefall… It is as beautiful as it gets. We had an extra day we spent there at Gorak Shep. We tackled Kala Patar under some pretty good conditions. Took an extra day so we can really enjoy Base Camp here. We walked into a fantastic set-up as usual. Our [RMI] Operations Manager, Jeff Martin, is amazing. Can’t say thanks enough for what he does to put this trip together and the way he slaves here at this altitude, it’s just incredible and we just owe a special thank you to Jeff. We are real comfortable and a fantastic meal. Our local cook, Kumar, whipped it out. Showers tomorrow and we’ll hopefully go for a nice walk on the end of the glacier, see some Himalayan peaks, and show the team around. Kim and John are doing fantastic… It’s been quite a haul to get here… Looking forward for the next phase to continue just the same. We are going to do some good training tomorrow, get all geared up. Work through a few of the bits and pieces that will get us ready for the climb of Island Peak. All’s well here and this is no an April Fool’s joke so I’m not pulling a fast one on you. We’ll be talking to you tomorrow.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker


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So happy to see you made it to Base Camp.  I just know you have smiles that shine for miles. Keep up the good pace and stay safe…Love you both

Posted by: Kerry Munroe on 4/2/2012 at 2:12 pm

Hey… take some pictures of the moon! Good to hear made it to base camp. Next week will get all caught at school.
Hi to Kim and John!

Posted by: Pamela on 4/1/2012 at 10:41 pm

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