Grom & Team Summit Kala Patar and Arrive at Everest Base Camp
Monday, March 27th, 10:00 pm PST
Hey, everybody this is Casey Grom checking in from Everest Base Camp. Just wanted to let you know that the Base Camp Trek team finally made it into camp yesterday afternoon. We had a nice climb or hike of Kala Patar, which is the high point of our trip, a little over 18,000 feet and then dropped back down and made a three-hour hike into Base Camp behind a long line of about 150 yaks bringing in all the gear and food and things necessary for the expeditions over here this season. Last night the phone was really cold so it didn’t hold a charge. I had to get it fired up this morning so we could reach out to you guys and let you know we’re doing great. A beautiful sunny day, a little bit windy here today as you can probably hear. The team’s doing great, and we just wrapped up a big breakfast of pancakes, bacon, and plenty of coffee. Thankfully our base camp crew just got the nice hot shower operational, and so we’re going to take our take our time and let everybody get washed up, cleaned up. If we can we’re going to do a short little walk here around camp, and then if all goes well our plan is to have dinner here tonight, spend one more night, and then head back down hill tomorrow.
RMI Guide Casey Grom calls in from Everest Base Camp.