Mt. Everest: JJ Justman Calls in with Today’s Activities at Base Camp

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Billy Nugent, JJ Justman | April 09, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 17,575'

Hi everyone, this is JJ Justman with the Everest climbing team, sitting here at base camp another day. It is the evening, right around 8 o’clock. We just finished another great dinner prepared by our sous chef. Today we had a really great day. It was our second day of training in the Icefall. We set up a nice obstacle course and got everyone familiar with some of the ups and downs and the crosses of what the Khumbu Icefall is going to entail. Everyone’s doing really well. It’s nice to have some practice on some fairly solid ground before we get to the real thing. Everyone just did a tremendous job. It’s really good to see great teamwork. Tomorrow we have some more teamwork with everyone- Sherpas, kitchen staff, climbing team members, Jeff [Martin] and Mark Tucker, our base camp manager. We are having our puja tomorow. That’s a nice little ceremony before we actually head up onto the mountain. We’ll tell you a little bit more about the puja tomorrow. Everyone’s doing well. It’s a beautiful night here. We’re going to play a little poker, some chess and have another great evening here at Everest Base Camp. Take care everyone. Thanks for following along. Ciao.

RMI Guide JJ Justman

RMI's Everest Base Camp at night. Photo: RMI Collection

RMI Guide JJ Justman calls in from Everest Base Camp.

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Hello JJ ....espero que todo bien en esta nueva expedicion ¡¡¡ un gran abrazo desde Tu otro hogar aca en la bella Mendoza¡¡¡ Cuidate bol….... you know¡¡ je cuidate y exito¡¡¡

Posted by: rodrigo on 4/14/2014 at 7:39 pm

Hey Choo,

Glad to hear you are well and relaxing up on the mountain eating good food and playing poker. Really roughing it this time..LOL! Stay safe, keep the feet healthy. Keep you and your team in our prayers. Kendra

Posted by: KAB on 4/11/2014 at 8:23 am

UH OH! Better watch out for that Spencer kid in poker! He’s been known to cheat! “If you ain’t cheatin you ain’t tryin”

Posted by: Danny on 4/11/2014 at 7:53 am

Hope this is the right blog for Kara Stinson !  Hi Kara, I am following this blog (so hope it’s for your team!) and so proud to know such an awesome person as you. It sounds so amazing.  Very, very good luck to you and all the team.  Love Heather xx

Posted by: Heather Bentley on 4/11/2014 at 1:06 am

Nicole Lobiondo - Hope you are having a blast and staying warm. Better be chowing down, eating that food!!! Thinking of you. XOXO, Nicole

Posted by: Nicole Howard on 4/10/2014 at 5:37 am

Fatima, enjoy the Pujo Ceremony tomorrow and hope you are having fun on the icefall. Nice to hear the team is working well together as you’ve a long way to go up that icefall. Take care, missing you. Peter

Posted by: Peter Williamson on 4/10/2014 at 2:20 am

James & team;
Good to know everyone is healthy and fine. We went to Chestnut Ridge in the Smokey’s yesterday to view spring wild flowers. Your health and safty are in our daily prayers. w/love from Tennessee. BC

Posted by: bc on 4/10/2014 at 12:45 am

Good to hear your voice JJ.  Kalani and I are keeping track of the progress Good luck. Dom

Posted by: Dom on 4/9/2014 at 7:41 pm

Spencer: Can’t stop thinking of you, John Muir, and his little quote and poem, ‘The mountains are calling and I must go.’ Sounds like all is great so far. Love, dad

Posted by: Chet Pipkin on 4/9/2014 at 5:47 pm

Kare Kare! I hope you’re enjoying every step. It’s like summer in Denver…shorts and flip flops! Well, I tried to sign us up for the Marathon in France and it said April 8th at night (French time). I kept logging on to get in and NOTHING! They make it so hard to sign up that I don’t think I even want to do it at this point….now you have to go on a waiting list….we’re thinking a canoe trip in Sweden instead for a few days (they have 1000’s of islands we can stay on)and then Germany for Oktoberfest and after to Italy to relax? What do you think? Miss you and hope you are having a blast! Take in all the oxygen you can before you get any higher and I will think of you when we’re at the top of Breck next week and not whine that I can’t breather! luv ya!!

Posted by: Farah Hedwig on 4/9/2014 at 2:03 pm

....If you’re playing a little chess I know my Spenny will be in on it!  I know Dave is a great player but he better watch out!  Spencer, I miss you, we all miss you, Getty REALLY misses you.  Have a great time and stay ON TOP of the ladders.  Love Momma.

Posted by: jan pipkin on 4/9/2014 at 12:08 pm

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