19th April – Video post of the windy Puja
Attached below is a 2 minute video of the wind on Everest yesterday and our Puja ceremony. The Puja went very well and was enjoyed immensely by the whole team. It is very important, especially for the Sherpa’s, that the ceremony goes smoothly and fun is had by all. As you will tell from the end of this video, I definitely enjoyed myself. Shortly after standing on my head and drinking glasses of Rakshi (rice wine), I retired to my tent for a very long sleep. Approximately 15 hours. Enough said.
A short update from the North side rope fixing team, who have fixed ropes upto 7700m (Camp 2). It looks like the jet stream will be pounding the mountain for the next three days however. We plan to leave Saturday 21st for our first acclimatization cycle up the mountain.