Big expeditions are the sum of many small objectives, each completed one at a time. Each day has its own purpose and when things are most difficult the objectives can be as small as the next few steps. Then there are times when the sum of many objectives successfully completed give rise to a significant milestone. Today was one of those days.
Today I arrived to Everest Base Camp!
My goals were to arrive here feeling healthy, strong and mostly acclimatized to 17,500 feet. It is a big task and I feel a deep sense of gratitude that I am here and well positioned for what’s ahead.
I know that the hard work is ahead, but today I give thanks for the first chapter successfully completed.
Tomorrow is our Puja ceremony and then we will have several days of technical practice in the lower Khumbu before going higher.