IMG Everest Expedition Dispatch #13 April 22, 2008
IMG Leaders Mark Tucker and Ang Jangbu report most of the IMG members who went up to Camp 1 for acclimatization overnights have now returned to Base Camp for a couple well deserved days of R and R.
Their timing is excellent, since when they are ready to go back up, Camp 2 should be ready to use for the next acclimatization rotation. Today, 25 IMG Sherpas carried to Camp 2 and another big group will go up tomorrow, so the camp will be ready to use soon.
We have several big double wall "Weatherport" type tents that take quite a lot of work to get set up, but once the Sherpas have them ready to go, they make great kitchen/dining facilites at the cold and windy Camp 2 (about 21,000').
The IMG Gokyo trekkers were visiters to Base Camp the last couple days, and they have now departed, heading for Lobuche. We'll keep you posted!