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Mt. Kilimanjaro - 19,340 ft. (5,895m)

January 27 - February 16, 2013

Where Lucille has been for the past 24 hours.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mt. Everest 2010 #25

Gabcast! Mt. Everest 2010 #25

Namaste everybody, from Everest Base Camp. This is the report for April 17th, which is a Saturday.

Today was a rest day, we are just getting ready to go through the icefall tomorrow morning. What we did was we're packing up our gear, packing up some food, packing up some clothes. My sleeping system and my down suit went up yesterday with a personal sherpa, so I don't have to worry about carrying that. So, just a little food and some gear, and the plan is to spend two nights up at Camp 1. So if we have some ?? tomorrow, through the icefall, hopefully everything is good, and not too hot.

That's about it. I will give you a call from hopefully Camp 2 tomorrow.

Take care everybody, Bye.

Editor. The acclimatization plan is to climb up to Camp 1 tomorrow and sleep there. The following day, climb to Camp 2, and return to Camp 1 to sleep. This follows the general acclimatization rule of thumb - "Climb High, Sleep Low". Then they will return back down to Base Camp the following day.



YEE HAW!!!!! And the real adventure begins. Sure hope you are taking lots of pictures as it is the only way the rest of us will ever experience this. Cool you made it to Pumori ABC. Sounds higher though if you say 19,190 feet. Glad to hear you are almost over you're cold and feeling strong. Thanks to you and Ted for keeping us all in the loop. Should be seeing you in 3 weeks at Base Camp if you are there.
Ekim Jimmah and Steve

Claudia K said...

Hi Lucille-It's happening!!All the conversations we would have at work about the acclimatization and the treks to the different camps is now a realization and you are doing it.I can't help thinking of the ju jubes on your Everest cake that John made! I am so excited for you. Stay safe...