Mt. Everest Expedition: Technology Ready for Camp 2 Move

Posted by: Mark Tucker | April 27, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 17,575'

Gearing up for the Camp 2 move. I took some time with Kumar and Lam to check electrical equipment including a base-type radio communication station. All is in good order now, we will see how it goes over the next while. Cold and altitude are always tough on that equipment let alone the moving from camp to camp always has takes some toll. Our Sherpa team is hard at work at Camp 2 and a couple will stay the night to get it ready for Dave and crew to move up soon.

Where is the mocha? Photos from my Internet location out in the middle of the glacier. It’s not Starbucks but the view can’t be beat. A bit of a hassle to get there but compared to what we had as cell service in the past, this is great. We still use the satellite communication for many things, but the price is a lot more. Back in 1990 the sat phone was a good size suite case. The price per minute was 20 to 30 dollars. At least some things have gotten cheaper. The cell towers in Gorak Shep have been pretty reliable as of late and it is so nice to be able to stay in touch with all of you on a consistent basis. With that in mind, fret not if we miss a dispatch here and there, just blame it on tough circumstances that prevail now and again.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

Kumar and Lam working on the Camp 2 electrical equipment Mark Tucker's view as he sends his dispatch RMI's Everest Internet Cafe view

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