Everest Base Camp Trek: Tucker & Team Arrive at Island Peak Base Camp

Posted by: Mark Tucker | April 05, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 16,685'

Mark Tucker here calling here from Island Peak Base Camp. We had a 3-hour hike up from Chukung to a nice lunch. Beautiful day. Nice and warm until the sun set and now a little bit of clouds and wind. Came out to a little ridge here to get a better signal. I’m in three layers, heavy down and it is chilly. I guess it could be worse. We’ve had a great day so far. Everybody’s doing well. We have a fabulous staff assisting us so overall, as a mountaineer goes, we’ve got it pretty easy. It is still a tough environment to handle. We are all doing well. We are all looking forward to a late start tomorrow up to our high camp. Beautiful, beautiful day. Peaks surrounding us, just awesome to stare at. Had a nice dinner and it is into the sleeping bag with my favorite water bottle to get me through the night. All’s well.

RMI Guide Mark Tucker

RMI Guide Mark Tucker checking in from Island Peak Base Camp.

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