Trekkers leave Base Camp just before Avalance
After a blessing by a Buddhist lama, hiking in a light snow, moving above the tree line, and meeting expedition teams in lodges along the way, Mountain Madness trekkers successfully reach Everest Base Camp! One night sleeping on the glacier and then we moved down to thicker air….
Trekkers were all safe and nowhere near the Icefall for the recent avalanche. Sherpa staff on climbing expeditions set the high camps for climbers, ferry loads of supplies up to thin air, and are integral to the success of every climbing team on the mountain. We send our condolences to the families and friends of those sherpas lost in the tragic Icefall avalanche this week – they are the backbone of Nepal Everest expeditions, and we honor their strength and courage in such dangerous work.
~Deana Zabaldo, Guide