Dispatches 14

Summit Climb (South Side) The team who are at Camp 1 are busy preparing themselves for the ascent to Camp 2. It was reported that the winds were lighter last night. Summit Climb (North Side) The team walked up to Interim Base Camp yesterday (25th April) which is half way to ABC. They report that they have had to re-build

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Dispatches 13

Altitude Junkies (South Side) On the 23rd April the team had 8 loads of rope, hardware and oxygen transported by helicoptor from Gorak Shep to Camp 1. This will save 87 Sherpa loads through the Khumbu ice fall. This morning (25th April) several team members along with their personal Sherpas ascended to Camp 1. Tomorrow (26th April) they will continue

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Business as usual on Everest

When the earthquake struck last year and thousands of tonnes of snow and ice and earth came crashing down the mountain, some feared the climbers might never return to Mount Everest. But despite back-to-back Everest disasters — the 2015 earthquake and a massive avalanche the year before — hundreds of mountaineers have come back for a new season. With them,

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Dispatches 12

Summit Climb (South Side) The team are now in Camp 1 and resting. They report there are high winds at this camp. There Sherpas have gone up to set up Camp 2. Summit Climb (North Side) Today (24th April) the first group of yaks arrived into Base Camp to start transporting there equipment to Advanced Base Camp. The weather at

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Dispatches 11

Summit Climb (South Side) The team have packed their mountain clothing and equipment and are aiming to leave Base Camp at midnight tonight and head up to Camp 1. 360 Expeditions (South Side) Today (23rd April) the team are in Base Camp relaxing. Tomorrow (24th April) they have there Puja. The day after they hope to ascend up through the

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Dispatches 10

Summit Climb (South Side) The team had there blessing ceremony led by high priest from Pangboche today (22 April). The Sherpas danced and sang, everyone enjoyed it! Summit Climb (North Side) The team arrived at Base Camp yesterday (21st April). This morning (22nd April) the team and all their Sherpas had a very windy Puja ceremony conducted by a local

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Everest North Side to Chaotic

The Danish mountaineer Ivan Braun has been forced to postpone his Everest expedition until the autumn season due to chaotic conditions on the mountain. The number of climbers looking to ascend the mountain’s notorious north side is far greater that earlier seasons and Braun has decided that the risk of an accident is too high to make an attempt this

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Dispatches 9

Summit Climb (South Side) Today (21st April) the team had ladder practice and a trek up to 5800m / 19,100ft. Jagged Globe (South Side) Some of the team ventured into the ice fall and up to Camp 1 yesterday (20th April) where they spent a rest day and the night. They returned to Base Camp this morning (21st April). Adventure

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Dispatches 8

Summit Climb (South Side) Summit Climb reports that there has been more high winds at Base Camp damaging tents. They have been out securing their tents and equipment with more ropes as the forecast shows more strong wind to come. Altitude Junkies(South Side) Phil reports that they are now very close to having the ropes, hardware and oxygen used by

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Dispatches 7

Everest Expedition (South Side) Tim reports that they had a windy night (not baked beans) and was still blowing a gale this morning. The team might go up to Camp 1 tomorrow (20th April) and stay for two nights, but this is not certain. Whatever they do they will be back in time for the teams Puja which is on

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