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.
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.