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Dave and Leif Now Safely Back at Base Camp

By Dave Hahn - May 27th, 2010 10:05 am GMT -0700

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This is Dave, I’m at Everest Base Camp. This morning Leif Whittaker and I got up fairly early at Advanced Base Camp and came down the Western Cwm. It’s been snowing a fair amount each day, so there’s new snow in the Cwm. Again a surreal experience to have that whole . . . it’s been such a busy season there’s been so many climbers and so many Sherpa porters moving up and down that area, but today just us, Nuptse, Everest, West Shoulder and we walked down through Camp I, there are no tents there anymore of course, then down ever so carefully through the Icefall and tip toeing over the ladders, really trying to be careful that last time down through, we made it down no problem, great to get to base camp, things are much more comfortable here, but as I say it keeps on snowing, makes it a little hard to unpack and pack and wash up and everything, but nice to be down. Our Sherpa team came down with loads today, they’ve got to make one more trip in there tomorrow morning, one more trip up to Camp one to carry loads down through the icefall and then the expeditions will be over. Keeping our fingers crossed for that, but so far so good.

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