Expedition Leader: Dean Staples, IFMGA – New Zealand
Expedition Guide: Ang Dorjee Sherpa – Nepal/ USA
Base Camp Manager: Caroline Blaikie – New Zealand / Scotland
Nick Durack – UK
Yoshio Goto – Japan / Hong Kong
Jake Frykberg – Australia
Jon Johnston – Australia / USA
Anatolii Stegniei – Ukraine
Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir – Iceland
High point above Base Camp
|Team high above Base Camp|
Hi friends and family following our adventures.
A beautiful and mostly clear day today so the team climbed up above base camp to a high point on Mt Pumori at about 5800m, which is a similar height to Camp 1 on Everest.
We had clear skies and great views of Everest including the North Col and North Ridge, and most importantly looking straight at the route up the Lhotse Face, the South Col.
Generally the team was very excited at our first real view of the mountain
Tomorrow we will do some ice climbing and ladder training in the lower ice fall.