Posted photos on facebook 1PM

We've posted a few photos around base camp on facebook.

Back at base camp 10PM

A successful first rotation. Everyone is back at base camp after spending 2 nights at Camp 1 and hiking up to Camp 2 (6600m). The next 2 days will be a rest to recoup, before beginning round 2. Base camp…

1st rotation to Camp 7PM

Our teams have officially started their rotations. Margaret and Warren with Ang Kaji and Dendi are currently resting up at Camp 1 (6100m). They set off early this morning around 3am and reached the top of the icefall at 10am.…

First frolic in icefall 8PM

The day was just too good to sit around yesterday so we geared up and practiced walking on ladders wearing crampons.

Pumori high camp 8AM

Day of spiritual reflection 11PM

Our puja or buddhist ceremony was held today under blue skies. We couldn't have asked for a more stunning day. The local lama chanted prayers for 4 hrs, he blessed our equipment presented at the alter, and we finished by…

Blessed at Pangboche 7AM

We began yesterday by visiting the construction site of the Khumbu Climbing School. Once complete, the school will house aspiring guides training with local and international climbing guides. Lakpa has often volunteered his time as head guide during the winter…

To Phortse via Mong La (3975m) 4PM

After bidding farewell to the bustle and hustle of Namche bazaar, we hit the well trodden trail again towards Everest base camp. Though a familiar trail to us all, it is always enjoyable and was more so today with clear…

Chris Burke's blog updates 1.15PM

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Day hike to Gong Go (4150m) 1PM

This morning we had a beautiful walk up to Khunda village and ridge Gong Go (4150m), a 700m climb in 2.5 hr above Namche. The views were brilliant, Ama dablam, Everest and Lhotse, amongst other Himalayan giants.