Mt. Everest: Hahn & Team Have a Good First Night at Base Camp

Posted by: Dave Hahn, JJ Justman, Billy Nugent | April 06, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 17,575'

Dave Hahn calling in from Mount Everest. All is well. We had a pretty nice weather day here. Not terribly cold and pretty clear for most of the day. The whole group is doing fine. Everybody is healthy, everybody had a good first night at 17 and a half thousand feet, and to help with that acclimatization today, was just an easy day. Catching up, resting, drinking water and taking it easy. Neat to be up here at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall, with giant mountains towering all around us. So far we have pretty much got base camp to ourselves. There’s not a whole lot of other groups yet. They will be coming in in the next few days or in the next week or so. Things are good here, and we’ll let you know what’s going on tomorrow. Bye now.

RMI Guide Dave Hahn

The moon over Everest's West Shoulder and Base Camp. Photo: RMI Collection Surrounding views from Everest BC. Photo: RMI Collection

RMI Guide Dave Hahn calls in from Day 1 at Everest Base Camp.

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Posted by: Eric Pipkin on 4/7/2014 at 11:09 am

Hi Kara!
Thinking about you every day.  Started working on the story and will send you a link soon.  Be safe and have an awesome time! Can’t wait to hear all about it! You are such a ROCK STAR!! Love, Mo

Posted by: Monica on 4/7/2014 at 9:05 am

NICOLE LYNN, I hope you all rested at base camp. How excited you must be. I just watched a video of a Mt. E. climb, and this is such lifelong experience that you will never forget. The mountains are breathtaking. I know that Dave and your other 2 guides are taking very good care of all of you and will keep you safe. You are so courage Nicole. Keep a strong mind, we are all there with you sending our strength. Everyone is fine here. Love you much. Aunt Ginny

Posted by: ginny marasco on 4/7/2014 at 8:00 am

Hey Kid!  Hope all is well with the climb, be safa!

Posted by: DEKE on 4/7/2014 at 7:05 am

Hi Kara
  I’m curious how the tents are held down against strong winds.  Amazing views you’re having. The shower
was so fun—lots of cute details and flowers and good
food. She got a ton of equip and clothes.
  Everybody asks me about the incredible climber—you’re unique in most eyes as are all of the group.
You’re seeing what 99.8% of the world will never see.
Enjoy     Love Mom

Posted by: Jean Kumler on 4/7/2014 at 6:54 am

Hi from my Mom! She’s heading back to FL today after the big baby shower weekend. Everything turned out beautifully, and your Mom and Monica gave us really thoughtful presents (as you did). Monica even gave us an anniversary gift!
Hope you have some company soon at base camp, and can meet all sorts of new folks with so much in common. Be good and be safe.
Not much else to report - over and out!
Love, Dixie

Posted by: Dixie Trunko on 4/7/2014 at 5:48 am

Nicole - gorgeous view of the icefall. I can only imagine what is it like in person. Hope you are resting and enjoying base camp. Eat and staying warm. Nic

Posted by: Nicole Howard on 4/7/2014 at 5:22 am

Hao: Finally at EBC. What an amazing site and views! Hard to imagine that you will be living at that altitude and higher for the next few weeks! Great to hear the whole team is doing well. Take it easy for the next couple of days to acclimatize. We all miss you. -FX

Posted by: FX on 4/6/2014 at 7:48 pm

Nicole:  love reading Dave’s updates and following your journey. It’s like we’re there with you except we’re sitting our wimpy asses on the couch. Love you and miss you. Cliff & Lisa

Posted by: Lisa on 4/6/2014 at 4:53 pm

Nicole LoBiondo and Team,  What an amazing sight!  as you journey through rough terrain, gain confidence knowing that the Lord is with you.  Together you can handle ANYTHING! Love to you all MIMI

Posted by: Marianne Rhodes on 4/6/2014 at 11:37 am

Hi jimmy jumbo monkey boy ( a.k.a. Uncle James)
        Good luck on Everest

Posted by: Audrey on 4/6/2014 at 9:38 am

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