We have been having major internet issues. So I have not been able to update the blog. We arrived in base camp at noon on April 9. It was our anniversary, so the cooks baked us a cake. The elevation at our camp is 17,400′. Loretta had a sinus infection the first day here so had to go on the Z-pak. She is feeling better now. Base camp is much bigger than I expected. We took a tour of it yesterday. We went to the foot of the icefalls. I am healthy and excited for the start of our climb. The food is great! Today, our hybrid group took off at 9 am for Loboche. We will spend 4 days there for training and acclimatization. We will be back at base camp so I will update the blog then. In the meantime, I have given Loretta the authorization to update. Loretta
Climbing Mt. Everest
Welcome to my blog page. My name is Rick Hitch and I am attempting to climb Mt. Everest in the spring of 2011. I hope you find it interesting. If you have any questions you can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.