APRIL 25 I just got back to Everest Base Camp after spending 5 nights up on the mountain. On April 20, we climbed up through the Khumbu Icefall to Camp I. We departed our base camp at 4 a.m. and arrived at Camp I around 10 a.m. and the snow had already started that day, continuing for the next 2 days. On April 21,we elected to take a rest day at Camp
Today the Sherpa fixing team reached the summit of Everest! Fourteen Sherpas from 8 different teams worked together installing new anchors and fixed lines. Two Sherpas from Alpine Ascents, Kami Rita and Fur Kancha Sherpa contributed to the work, summitted, and are now descending down to Camp 2
Today Sherpas from several teams are working on fixing the route from Camp 4 (the South Col) to the Balcony. Tomorrow they hope to complete the route from the Balcony to the Summit. Winds look reasonable the next few days so after the 10th I imagine some teams will be making their attempts from Camp 4, there is a good period of low winds from the 11th to the 13th currently.