Hey everyone, I am putting down all that has happened in the last two weeks. It’s 0600 am and am huddled in the comforts of my sleeping bag in the base camp after returning from camp 2 6550 mts yesterday. I have had the best sleep in years after many days! I am right now overlooking the Khumbu icefall and can’t believe I have made 4 trips through it already.
Last two weeks have been one of the most challenging in my life. It’s not that I haven’t been on Everest before like last year but for the simple fact that this year I have come back with a more determined mindset and better prepared. Also, don’t forget I am a year older too.
My first rotation was going through the icefall, up to camp 1 6100 mts on 21st night at 0400 am and it took me 8 hours navigating the treacherous 8 spots where SPCC has marked candidly saying it’s dangerous. Well, icefall is Dangerous. Period.