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Friday, May 13, 2011

Team has left base camp to begin summit rotation

This morning the main climbing team is leaving base camp at 4 AM to begin the summit rotation. We are aiming to climb to Camp 2 today, hopefully reaching camp by early afternoon.

At Camp 2 (advanced base camp) we plan to take a rest day & evaluate the weather, wind speed, etc, and decide when to go for the summit. From Camp 2 we will climb to Camp 3, spend 1 night, then climb to Camp 4. From Camp 4 (the South Col) we will make our summit attempt!

After our Everest summit attempt a few climbers may also attempt Lhotse. We'll keep the RainOn tracker updated with our movement, and also check out the Alpine Ascents Everest Cybercast page for recent updates:

Garrett Madison

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