Current Tibet Date/Time
On Thursday 27th March 5 of
the above team left Heathrow for Kathmandu, the start of their Everest
Expedition. Peter from Australia will meet the team in Kathmandu.
The Team will again be led by
Dave Pritt, Director of Adventure Peaks who summited Everest last year along
with 2 team members. Also part of the team again is Patricia McGuirk from
Ireland who is attempting Everest for the 2nd time, last year Patricia reached
the North Col at 7000metres.
The Team will spend 4 days in
Kathmandu whilst final preparations are made, they will meet their team of
climbing Sherpas, cooks and porters who they will spend the next 60 days with.
Once permits have been obtained they will leave Kathmandu crossing the border
into Tibet bound for Everest Base Camp on Tuesday 1st April.
The journey will take 5 to 6
days to reach basecamp which is situated on the Rongbuk Glacier at 5200
meters, along the way they will carry out acclimatisation walks. Unlike the
South side, the team along with all their Sherpas and cooks and vast amount of
equipment will be driven right to basecamp.
The Team will hopefully be
one of the first teams to arrive to enable them to establish good campsite
locations which will be home for them for the next 6 to 8 weeks. The Team over
the next 8 weeks will be emailing progress reports home which will be updated
on this site, you can now follow their progress and read their stories. We
wish them all a safe successful expedition and hope they reach the top of the
Follow along here for
Adventure Peak's climb on Everest.