Day 16: April 11 This is
Sarah Henley reporting from Everest Base Camp. Yesterday the trekkers headed
down to some thicker air while the climbers stayed at base for another rest
day. At this stage in the game the acclimatization process is so critical.
This is why they are having another rest day today.
Rest days at Base Camp
consist of bathing, laundry, eating and lots of napping. Although, yesterday
the team helped make a new helicopter pad for emergency evacuations. At
almost 18,000 ft it was a difficult task moving around huge rocks and
boulders. Needless to say there was a bit of resting amongst the rock moving.
In the morning the group will
head up to camp 1. While the team has been resting for the past two days our
climbing sherpas have been carrying loads to Camp 1. Our climbing sherpas
consist of Phendon Sherpa, Migma Sherpa and Nima Undi Sherpa. Willie has
climbed with these particular Sherpas several times and apparently they come
highly recommended. Although, I am not sure there are any climbing sherpas
that are not highly regarded!
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
See more here.