Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Everest Base Camp

Jon and the group of Classic climbers made it to Everest base camp.  He called from his sat phone and said that it's going well but it is exceptionally cold. They'll be there a couple of days and then head back to Lobuche.  The wifi at base camp is not up and running yet so he does not have access to email to send pictures to the blog.

IMG posted some pictures of base camp.  If you click the top picture on the April 9th post, you can see Jon at the back of the dining tent on the left.  Click "Next" and it scrolls through a lot of good pictures of base camp and the mountain.


Here's the link to track his location:


Susan


14 comments:

  1. Thanks Susan looks like Jon is engaged in conversation.

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  2. Jon, thanks for bringing us all along for the ride, and doing the hard work part. It's been fun following the GPS tracker and finding "street" views on the map, or maybe it's "yak path" views. That's some hard country up there and must be an amazing experience. Soak it all in and please be careful. Best of luck!!!

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  3. Nice photos posted by Ang Jangbu (IMG)

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  4. Looks like a great group to be with. Our thoughts are with you Jon. Thx Susan.

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