Mt. Everest: Dave Hahn Sends an Update from Camp 2

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Seth Waterfall, Mark Tucker | May 20, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 21,300'

This is Dave Hahn calling down again from Camp 2, ABC, on Mount Everest, 21,300’. We took a rest of day here today as plan, tried to catch up on our hydration and rest obviously. We were pretty much observers today watching a lot going on, watching a lot of climbers coming down from the top and a lot going up. Easy to look out at any time today and see over 100 climbers on the Lhotse Face. We were particularly interested in the efforts of Lam Babu, our Sirdar, who went up in the middle of the night last night and led a team of Sherpas that were determined to help a man high on Lhotse who had been in distress for a couple of days. They did a great job getting up there. They were up there at Lhotse Camp 4 by out about 4 in the morning, or I’m sorry by about 6 in the morning. But sadly it was just a little too late for the man who’d been through too much. But very proud of Lam Babu and the team that he led up there. He’s back safely at camp now. And we’re getting ready for our efforts at moving up tomorrow, moving to Camp 3 tomorrow on the Lhotse Face. So that’s certainly occupying all our thoughts as we go to bed. Hoping everything’s in order and that we have a good day tomorrow. Bye for now.

RMI Guide Dave Hahn

Sunset over Everest Camp 2. Photo: RMI Collection

Dave Hahn calls in from Everest Advanced Basecamp.

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Happy Birthday Mark!

Posted by: Kent Tucker on 5/21/2013 at 8:46 am

such hard news to hear. may you lead your team safely to the summit and back to camp. wishing you well.

best regards,

Posted by: michelle on 5/20/2013 at 4:48 pm

Dave Hahn - It’s amazing to be able to share your progress with my family.  So many of us from the old days are inspired by you.  Be safe…

Posted by: Bill Salzmann on 5/20/2013 at 2:04 pm

Great efforts by your team at helping out. Sorry it didn’t work out.  Good luck and best wishes for the team on moving up.  We are all sending blessings for a successful summit. 

ABQ Uptown #985 NM/CO

Posted by: Rachael C. Lujan on 5/20/2013 at 1:16 pm

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