April 19, 2019 at 9:00 PM • Mount Everest - Chris Dare
Everest - At Base camp acclimatizing up to 5800m - its a struggle!
Hey Everyone -
This is Chris Dare reporting in from the North side Everest Base Camp, at 5100 meters. We have been here about 4 days... this is where the real expedition begins. Where the grand starts. This is where wee will push up the mountain. this is where is all begins.
We are probably 5 or 6 days away form where the summit would be, however this is the time we are trying to acclimatize and get our bodies ready for the summit push.
At 5100 meters, every day is a struggle. You wake up gasping for air. When you move you are out of breath within 5-10 minutes.
---- trek up to intermediate Everest base camp. Its in between base camp and advanced base camp. Up and back is about 8 hours and the entire group here is absolutely exhausted. You know 5800 meters is a little higher than Kili (Kilimanjaro) and we were absolutely done.
So again the next 5 weeks... all about trying to acclimatize... Every single day is a struggle. This is where you separate high altitude mountaineering from any other thing you might do.
So hoping for the best... So far so good! Just working day by day. Hopefully ill get another update in the next couple of days and we will see how things are. Alright thanks for following me along!