Mt. Everest Expedition: Dave Hahn Checks in from ABC

Posted by: Dave Hahn | April 30, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 21,300'

This is Dave Hahn calling in from Advanced Base Camp again.  Another windy day up here at the head of the Western Cwm.  Apparently the jet stream winds are still on the mountain and it’s sure sounding like it.  All day long big roaring noise as the air was hitting the south west face of Mt. Everest and the north face of Lhotse. And just ripping over the tops of the mountains.  Didn’t make sense to do any hard climbing in those conditions, for us.  That wouldn’t have worked for us anyway today we were into light exercise activities and trying to gain acclimatization.  We all had a good night last night and we are try build on that. 

We just went for a short, couple hour long hike to gain a little elevation but didn’t get on to any technical ground. We returned back to camp and took it easy the rest of the afternoon.  We are looking forward to some change in the wind and still surprised at how icy and dry the upper mountains are.  I wouldn’t mind that changing a little bit and getting a little snow cover on the hills.  But, everybody is doing well and we will keep you up to date.

RMI Guide Dave Hahn

The RMI Advanced Base Camp (Camp 2) at 21, 300'. The jet stream whipping over Lhotse.  Photo:  Dave Hahn Collection.


RMI Guide Dave Hahn checks in after the team's first night at ABC.

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Thanks for sharing the adventure of a lifetime with all of us.  I wish you all safe travels & good weather. Or at least the best weather that one can expect from the Mother of all Mountains. Looking forward to each & every update.  Peace…

Posted by: Sherry Jennette on 5/3/2012 at 1:48 pm

Wish you great spirit and protection on the Mt. Following closely!  God Speed…Judy ( Mt Rainier July 25-29 2011)  Go Melissa!

Posted by: JUDY DAHL on 5/2/2012 at 7:56 pm

Things sound very wild up there on the’ big one’.Everyone is reporting in about the danger of the rock falls which is making the climb treacherous. Looking forward to more blogs but with anxiety, take care. Cheers Kate ( Yorkshire )

Posted by: Kate Smith on 5/1/2012 at 12:25 pm

I wish you all the best on your climb. God Be with you all!!!

Posted by: Dave Kestel on 4/30/2012 at 6:42 pm

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