Mt. Everest Expedition: Acclimating Hike to Camp 2

Posted by: Mark Tucker | April 22, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 17,575'

Current report from RMI’s Everest team:

Windy and cool with the jet stream right over the region today. Wind usually means not much snow and that is the case today.

RMI Guide Dave Hahn and crew went on a hike toward Camp 2 and are now back at Camp 1 for another night in their great First Ascent tents. Sherpa team is planning to carry more gear up to Camp 2 tomorrow. We are just stock piling Camp 2 for now, leaving gear in duffel bags and not putting tents up since it will still be about a week before the team stays overnight. Without a staff at Camp 2 to keep track of tents, there is no sense in subjecting them to tough weather conditions. The whole team is in great shape and the game plan is right on schedule. It is just a matter of time and next thing you know it, it will be summit push time. Big mountains take a while but they are sure worth it.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

Everest Base Camp and Lower Khumbu Icefall Peaks around Base Camp from Pumori Camp 1


RMI Guide Dave Hahn checks in from Camp 1.

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Yo Mark -
Kim and John reporting in from the deck of the Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor! It’s been spectacular here the last couple of days - but we miss hanging out with you; well, maybe except for those two days in Gorek Shep.

Looks like you’ve settled in for the long haul - but hopefully you’re finding time for some golf!

Be safe, we’ll be following the team the next few weeks.  Namaste.

J&K

Posted by: John Gilman on 4/23/2012 at 8:43 pm

Conrad and Dave H. you guys rock. if i had never seen the video of you guys climbing the Pacific Ocean wall in Yosemite, i never would have began to climb. Climbing has changed my life and i owe it all to you guys (along with Jimmy) Keep charging on, and be safe.

Posted by: Samuel Short on 4/23/2012 at 11:29 am

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