Mt. Everest: The Team Begins Their Summit Bid!

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Seth Waterfall, Mark Tucker | May 18, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 17,575'

Update sent 4:59 a.m. PST
Off we go!  Seth the Sherpa man left Everest Basecamp early with Lam Babu to retrieve gear from Camp 2 and bring down to Camp 1. They met up with Dave and Dan then Lam Babu went back to Camp 2 for the night. The team decided to make use of Camp 1 on this rotation for ease of travel.  A good number of climbers summited today under nice conditions most of the time. Three remaining Sherpa here at Basecamp will go up to Camp 1 tomorrow and bring all equipment down to Basecamp except rescue and medical.  Getting a head start on clearing the mountain. 

Forecast is still looking good.  Dave and crew report all is well at a very quiet Camp 1.

RMI Everest Basecamp Manager Mark Tucker

Beautiful morning at Everest BC for summit bid start. Photo: Mark Tucker Seth ready to go at Basecamp. Photo: Mark Tucker Dave checks Dan's harness before leaving Basecamp. Photo: Mark Tucker

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