International Everest 2002 Expedition
2002 Expedition Report April
at base camp. After a couple solid days of rest,
we plan to leave for Camp 1 early tomorrow
morning. We’ll spend 2 nights at 20,400 ft.,
with a climb up to Camp 2 for the day at 21,400
ft. Our whole group is feeling good to go so
we’re off. This will be our second shot up
higher on the mountain (our first to camp above
base) and an important acclimatization
Sherpas all carried loads up to Camp 2 today. A
big day! The weather was not as nice with a fair
bit of wind shaking things up last night, and it
was very cold all day.
spent the day packing food, tweaking crampons,
rehydrating, and discussing strategy for the upper
mountain. There were several big avalanches today, one
that came down very close to the route through the
icefall. We will not be able to send any updates till
we get back down to base camp on the 15th. Then we
should have some good photos from Camp 2 and the
Lhotse face from the Western Cwm.
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