Second Rotation – Completed

Greetings from Everest Base Camp!

I am back from the Second Rotation, showered and putting a dent in a tray of frosted brownies that were awaiting our arrival.

Over the next few days I will recap the Second Rotation, but for now I just wanted to check in and report that all is well.

Clouds Over the Upper Khumbu Icefall

Clouds Over the Upper Khumbu Icefall

After several days of storms up high, the weather this morning was perfect for a return through the Khumbu Icefall. Above the Icefall, Pemba Sherpa and I enjoyed bright and warm weather that gave way to a micro system that kept the upper Icefall cold and stable. Then, as we entered lower sections of the Icefall we welcomed the return of bright skies for the home stretch to Everest Base Camp. A perfect combination!

Here is a one minute video from the lower Khumbu Icefall this morning:

If the weather is good tomorrow, I plan to go to Namche Baazar for four nights at 11,000′ to rest and prepare for the Summit Rotation. Fingers crossed.

It is really great to be back to Base Camp after a successful Second Rotation.

Thanks for checking in on my progress.


  6 comments for “Second Rotation – Completed

  1. David bialecki
    May 6, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Glad your back safe and well iv been waiting for the photos the khumbu icefall looks so amazing but so dangerous

  2. Ryan T
    May 5, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Some amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us. Glad to see all is going well.

      May 7, 2016 at 2:15 am

      Thanks, Ryan!

  3. Lyn
    May 5, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    So glad you’re back safe and sound.

  4. Art Muir
    May 5, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    So good to hear from you. Very excited and pleased with your progress to date. Relax, recharge and get ready to go get it.


      May 7, 2016 at 2:21 am

      Thanks, Art. Billy is with us in Namche and we are enjoying our time here together. Hope you are well!

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