Mt. Everest Expedition: Hahn, Waterfall & Team Explore Basecamp

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Seth Waterfall | April 07, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 17,575'

Our second night at the extreme altitude of Everest Basecamp went well.  We are getting used to the thunder of avalanches off the surrounding peaks and the intense cold of morning before the sun finds us in the bottom of this deep valley.  We worked a bit in the morning on getting our gear dialed for climbing.  The afternoon was spent in taking a mellow hike out on the glacier close to basecamp.  At one point we spotted three intrepid white geese cruising North at about 25,000 ft.  We were also keeping our eyes peeled for artifacts on the ice.  Yesterday James and Seth each found crampons from 1962 (as evidenced by the 1962 Indian newspaper I found with them) More teams are arriving each day now, but we are still enjoying having basecamp a little quieter than normal. 

We look forward to our Puja ceremony tomorrow morning wherein we ask the blessing of the mountain gods before taking on the big hill.

Best Regards,

RMI Guide Dave Hahn

Icy Cyber.  Photo: Dave Hahn Touring the Khumbu close to Everest Base Camp.  Photo: Dave Hahn RMI Guide Seth Waterfall likes to rock.  Photo: Dave Hahn

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Blessings your way.  Good luck. 
ABQ Uptown #985

Posted by: Rachael C. Lujan on 4/7/2013 at 5:16 pm

The picture of Seth with the rock is a good example of glacier recession. A lot of ice has disappeared.
-Larry Seaton

Posted by: Larry Seaton on 4/7/2013 at 9:17 am

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