Epic Everest – Update 15 Camp 1
Everest Camp 1 Update
We are currently spending our second night above the Khumbu icefall at Camp 1 – 6,060 metres.
We had a good night at Camp 1 but awoke to windy conditions. It’s very windy higher up the mountain and some of the gusts are funneling down to the lower levels. Tomorrow we will head up the Western Cwm (pronounced coom) on Everest’s South Col route to Camp 2 (6,500 metres) to spend 3 nights there.
From Camp 2 we trek up the glacial valley basin and touch the base of the Lhotse Face of Mount Everest then head back to Base Camp. This will complete our first acclimatisation rotation. We will undertake this rotation again before heading for the top.
I will update you with some photos on our return to Base Camp as I only have satellite phone coverage at this height.
In the meantime, here are some images of our AC set up at Everest Base Camp including my tent and camp kitchen.
More on our first acclimatisation rotation in the next few days.
You can follow the route on this link – Everest-route-map