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Acclimatizing at Camp 3

Looking down from c 3

Tomorrow we are moving up on our summit 'rotation' to attempt the summit of Everest & Lhotse (around May 18-20).

The weather is looking good, the routes up both summits are now in good shape & fixed.

You can also check out my own blog with real time tracking in google earth.

Ladder crossing 1
Garrett Madison

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Moving Up to Camp 4

Oxygen

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.

Garrett Madison 

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Sherpas Top Out On Everest

Climbers in broken ice

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

Garrett Madison

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Everest 2013: The Beginning

C 1 in the snow

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

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