Friday, April 22, 2011
We’re back from the first rotation!
Ascending the Khumbu Icefall required crossing several ladders over large crevasses and ascending fixed ropes up to Camp 1. Climbing to Camp 2 was a pleasant stroll up the Western CWM (valley), and only having to cross a few easy ladders.
We stayed up at Camp 2 and hiked around the area to gain further acclimatization, and had some great views of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse (the 3 main peaks in the cirque). During our stay at Camp 2 we had some strong winds but managed to keep our tents tied down, and now that we are in base camp we are having some great weather!
Photos: Guides Ben Jones & Lakpa Rita Sherpa taking a break in the Khumbu Icefall, climber Louis crossing a ladder over a moderate crevasse.
Posted by Garrett madison at 10:05 PM