The Expedition Team Reaches Advance Base Camp
Our Expedition Team has finally reached at Advance Base Camp (ABC 6400m, the same altitude of Camp 2 Everest via south face Nepal) on 7th day after they reached the Base Camp. After several times of climbing up (6000m) and down, 3 nights and a complete rest of one day at The Interim Camp, they have finally achieved the altitude of the Advance Base Camp. The Camp was prepared prior to the members’ arrival by our cooperative and efficient Sherpa Team. So, by the time the Expedition members reached the Camp, everything was set up well in advance. Now, the members are enjoying their stay at ABC with good weather though little windy. Wifi is working great so far though it was not the case at Interim Camp. The members are feeling extra comfy while eating because of the heater in the dining. Of course the food cooked by our chef Kumar Gurung is great, a rare luxury at this point of Earth!
Today, they are heading towards the base of the North Cole (7,000 m) and our Sherpa team is climbing up to North Cole for their first carry at the altitude for this season.The next stopovers ahead of them are Camp 1 (7,500 m), Camp 2 (7,700 m) and Camp 3 (8,300 m) before attempting for the final push at the top of Everest (8,848 m). However, all the time they will also be retracing and climbing up (both) for proper acclimatization. The religion of any climber is to climb but right now the whole team is also praying for the weather to hold up so that they could complete the climb up and descend down back safely. So, the closer the team is to the Everest, the greater the urge is to summit it!