Everest Base Camp Trek & Island Peak Climb: Grom & Team Reach Chukung

Posted by: Casey Grom | April 02, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest BC Trek
Elevation: 15,514'

Hey everybody. This is Casey Grom checking in again with the RMI Everest Base Camp Trek and Island Peak Climb. Just wanted to let everyone know that all is well. We left Pheriche yesterday and hiked for a few hours.  It was up the eastern-most valley in the Khumbu region to a little village called Chukung. Unfortunately, I was not able to get reception where we were staying. No cell service or wifi up there either. We had a great night, great food, and got up this morning to a little dusting of snow on the ground. We had a leisurely breakfast and got everything packed up.  And then the team set off this morning around 10 AM. We hiked for about three hours further up the valley to the the base of Island Peak. Our wonderful support staff hiked ahead of us and had our dining tent and even had a hot lunch ready for us. All of our sleeping tents were set up right as we pulled in. We are a little spoiled to say the least. Anyway, the team’s doing great. We’re just relaxing right now inside the tents and will continue to rest this afternoon. We’ll do some training tomorrow and then we’re hoping tomorrow night we’ll make our summit bid. So that’s all for now, hope everyone back home is doing well and we’ll check in again soon.

RMI Guide Casey Grom

Island Peak from Pheriche. Photo: RMI Collection Hiking through the Imja Khola Valley. Photo: RMI Collection Trek towards Island Peak. Photo: RMI Collection

RMI Guide Casey Grom calls in from Chukung.

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So happy everyone is doing well. I’m sending my love and warmth your way!

Posted by: Sydney on 4/3/2014 at 12:56 pm

GO DAD!!  Just saw the pic of you and Lee at the base of the icefall- maybe that’s been a few days ago?  Maybe you’re at the base of Island?  Jealous, but so happy for you. Fond memories of a DECADE ago on Pisco- proud of you.

Left foot, right foot, breath, breath….repeat!

Love from Chicago,

Posted by: Chris on 4/3/2014 at 9:34 am

Happy birthday to lee. We think of norm and lee every day!!!

Posted by: Kristy yenkey on 4/2/2014 at 11:02 am

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