Mt. Everest Expedition: Plans Are Nothing, Planning is Everything

Posted by: | April 20, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 17,575'

Early this morning two members of our Sherpa team left Everest Base Camp en route to Camp 1.  The plan was for them to arrive before the climbers and set up tents for the group.  The Jet Streams winds were camped above the mountain and word on the Base Camp “street” was that several tents from other teams had been destroyed at Camp 1 due to big winds.  Our climbing team headed out of Base Camp but turned back before reaching Camp 1.  The climbing Sherpa reached Camp 1 and secured our gear before descending back to Base Camp also.  It is even windy here at Base Camp now.

The team is feeling well, resting and will try again tomorrow to reach Camp 1. 
Let’s see what happens.
Til next time,
RMI Guide Mark Tucker

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It looks to my friends like I’m sitting at home in Marina del Rey, CA, but in reality I’m with you, heart and soul.
It’s my secret.
Stay safe and the best of luck to all of you!

Posted by: wolf schmidt on 4/23/2011 at 8:17 am

Sara and Bill,

We continue to be amazed at what you two have accomplished.  You all are in our thougths and prayers as you take on your next challenge.  We’ll know not to take either of you on in a horseshoe match upon your return!  Stay strong and enjoy your incredible journey.  Larry, Virginia, Matthew and Andrew

Posted by: Virginia Shackelford on 4/21/2011 at 2:46 pm

Hi Sara and Bill,

We are enjoying keeping up with you through your blog entries and photos.  Sara, you look adorable, even in climbing gear. 

Enjoy each other and your amazing experience. 

The Kressers

Posted by: Janet Kresser on 4/21/2011 at 7:08 am

It’s always great reading the posts and hearing about the team’s accomplishments!  I was hoping a to hear a bit more credit got to the climbing Sherpa team who are making this climb happen, and perhaps have them referred to by name not just “the climbing Sherpa.”  They have friends following this blog too, who want to know how they are doing.  Please pass my hello and best wishes from Canada to Chhering!

Posted by: Maria on 4/20/2011 at 7:28 pm

Bill and Sara,

We are enjoying living vicariously through your blog entries!  What a special adventure you are on!  I especially enjoyed your blog Bill about the way climbing gives you special time with Sara.  Very nice.

Hope you continue to enjoy every minute of this amazing experience.  We are cheering you on from Atlanta!

Bob Davis

Posted by: Bob Davis on 4/20/2011 at 10:53 am

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