Mt. Everest: Team Hikes to Kalapathar

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Seth Waterfall | May 14, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 17,575'

It didn’t appear to be a great day for going to the top of Mount Everest, but it was a perfect day for the top of Kalapathar.  Dan and Seth and I went back down-valley to Gorak Shep and then hung a right to do the classic hike.  Everest still had a jetstream plume of cloud and snow blowing from her upper reaches.  But about 10,000 feet lower down we enjoyed sunny and calm spring weather.  It was good to be out of base for a bit and away from the all consuming obsession with weather forecasts and picking summit days.  We’ll get worked up about it all, soon enough. 

For now it is still a matter of getting the team healthy and strong. 

Best Regards,

RMI Guide Dave Hahn

Seth, Dan & Dave on top of Kalapathar with Everest above Seths head.  Photo Dave Hahn

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You all are looking good and healthy.  Stay healthy and strong for your summit.  Looking forward to reading about it.  Blessings for a safe summit. 

AQ Uptown#985 NM/AZ/CO

Posted by: Rachael C. Lujan on 5/15/2013 at 9:17 am

Love the beard buddy. Looks like your having the time of your life. Good luck everyone at work and myself are rooting for you. Be Safe! Look forward to your return and your stories.
Larry

Posted by: Larry Price on 5/15/2013 at 6:49 am

Dan the Mountsin man! Nice beard! You should keep it. I’m sure Mary will Looove it!  Hugs to you and good luck with your next steps.

Posted by: Lauralea on 5/15/2013 at 4:41 am

Dan love the beard! Nice picture.  Cant wait to hear all your stories! Good luck partner!

Posted by: woodzy on 5/15/2013 at 4:19 am

Dan; did you forget to pack your razor?

Posted by: Bob Bordignon on 5/14/2013 at 4:37 pm

Dan, good to see that you are healthy and having fun (big smile). Been following the Blog since Pete sent me the link.

Posted by: Wayne Lewis on 5/14/2013 at 10:23 am

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