Everest Base Camp Trek: Grom & Team Enjoy Base Camp, Begin their Descent
Hey everybody, this is Casey Grom checking in from the Everest Base Camp Trek. We finally got reception so I’m able to give you guys an update. Just wanted to let you know that all is going well. Yesterday we woke up to quite a little storm happening at Everest Base Camp. The jet stream had arrived and it slammed into the upper mountain so we had some winds gusting around and some snow blowing. Luckily for us by about noon it looked like the jet stream had lifted and the weather cleared. We ended up having a really beautiful afternoon. Most of the team at hot showers at Base Camp, and so everybody’s super excited about that. After the team got showers, we got suited up and walked about 200 yards to the start of the climbing route. It’s just outside of where our Base Camp is. We wanted to walk over to take a look at it, it’s a safe area and it’s the start of the Ice Fall, but far from any danger. It’s sort of the crampon point, it’s a starting point to the route. We went over there and took some great photos and then came back in and and had an amazing night. Our Base Camp Staff made a wonderful dinner and a cake to celebrate our trek and to celebrate one of our team members up and coming birthday. So that was yesterday. Today we woke up to calm beautiful clear day and said good bye to our gracious hosts at Everest Base Camp, all of our staff, and we started making our way down hill. In fact, we hiked for about eight hours today, with breaks and then lunch of course. We left Base Camp located at about 17,500’ and a few hours ago we arrived here in Pheriche at about 14,000 feet. The thick air and the warmer temperatures down here have everybody feeling great and in good spirits, so all is well. I’m hoping that will have some wi-fi tomorrow. There wasn’t enough connectivity tonight for me to get on to send any pictures. Sorry that I wasn’t able to get a dispatch out last night. I just couldn’t get a reception from from Camp. So anyway all is well, and hope to get you some pictures here tomorrow.
RMI Guide Casey Grom
RMI Guide Casey Grom checks in from the Everest Base Camp Trek.
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March 29, 2018