Mt. Everest Expedition: Clear Skies Then More Snow

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Seth Waterfall | April 23, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 17,575'

The day started out sparkling and blue… A welcome change from the weather of the past week, but by early afternoon it was back to overcast and snow flurries.  Word was that those trying to travel between Camp One and Two were encountering waist deep snow and that as much as another meter had fallen on C1 since we left it two days ago.  It hasn’t been normal in recent years to get so much snow in April, but we choose to look at things optimistically, and we hope that some of the snow sticks up high to make travel a bit safer on the Lhotse Face and on summit day above the South Col.
That is all a bit far off today though.  We are still taking it easy and resting up for the next -all important- push up the mountain.  (Any push up this mountain is all important to those of us doing the pushing)

Best Regards,
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

Camp One on the first acclimatization rotation.  Photo: Dave Hahn RMI Guide Seth Waterfall cooking with gas in the tent at Camp One.  Photo: Dave Hahn The RMI Team on their first rotation in the Western Cwm.  Photo: Dave Hahn

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Dave and Seth
Greetings from Alaska. Enjoying the blogs. Reminds me of my E days 20 years ago to the day. Good luck and be safe.
Mark

Posted by: mark selland on 4/25/2013 at 9:05 pm

Best wishes on a safe climb.  You guys are awesome, BRAVE-to say the least. Blessings for a safe summit. 

ABQ Uptown #985 NM/AZ/CO

Posted by: Rachael C. Lujan on 4/25/2013 at 12:30 pm

Dan miss you sending you hugs and continued perseverance which I know you have in spades! Lots of love, Lauralea

Posted by: Lauralea on 4/24/2013 at 5:09 am

I guess I should stop complaining about the flurries still arriving here in Chicago.  Thanks for the updates.  Enjoying reading about your progress.

Posted by: Jeff Edwards on 4/24/2013 at 3:51 am

Please tell Big James that Kelly and Bob from Philly are sending good wishes for success and safety! Thanks for the posts. An awesome adventure.

Posted by: Kelly OBrien on 4/23/2013 at 6:19 pm

Cool pictures… All the best

Posted by: Ravi natarajan on 4/23/2013 at 12:32 pm

Absolutely awesome, God bless and keep climbing !!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Harry Ratliff on 4/23/2013 at 12:05 pm

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