Mt. Everest Southside
Mt. Everest: Team Hikes to Kalapathar
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.
RMI Guide Dave Hahn