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Everest Expedition 2007
The trek from Base Camp (BC: 5150m) to Advance Base Camp (ABC:
6400m) is a tough 22 km walk but with some spectacular panoramas,
we trekked it three times up (and three times down) during the expedition.
On the second day's walk between BC and ABC we trek on a glacier on good trail with scenes like this in touching distance - Jamie
Kevin negotiates around a temporary small ice lake on the trail - Jamie
Climbing Everest is all about waiting for the right conditions;
you don't want to be up there in winds like this.
Taken from ABC, the summit is not quite visible, on the right - photo by Namgyal Sherpa
Is Everest "easy"? Summit day, assuming you got that far, has some difficult and exposed climbing.
Our climbers and sherpas summitted on 24 May and 5 June, but since we started two weeks later than many teams, it was not a particularly long expedition.
Left, looking down on the mostly snow-covered tents of North Col 7000m, and right, some of the tents of Camp 2 at 7900m - Namgyal Sherpa
The exposed summit ridge, centre-right is the third step - photo by Namgyal Sherpa
Heading down from summitting we descend the Second Step. Kevin is about to put his feet on the on the unseen ladder - Jamie
Makalu 8476m, right-center, then Makalu II slightly left,
then Chomo Lonzo and to the real left on the horizon is the Kanchenjunga Massif
- photo by Namgyal Sherpa
Kevin summits! Photo by Ngima Chhiri
There are lots more photos in the 2007 Everest Expedition dispatches.