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We are delighted to report our team are comfortably settled into Camp 2 for their first night at 6400m, on this first rotation of the BBE Everest17 Expedition! A huge achievement for everyone… It’s no mean feat to have gained 1100m on base camp, passing on the way crevasses, ladders, and steep sections at high altitude! Not to mention cold air or alternatively hot sun! The Western Cwm has it all!

Huge congratulations to all our team members for supporting one another up to this new height: Giselle, John, Mac, Reagan, Damian, Lopsang Sherpa and Lam Babu Sherpa, supported by the incredibly hard work of Lhakpa, Dawa, Pasang, Rinjin, Ang Rita, Chedden, Khangdu and Yubraj. We’ve had a tough week with tragedy and plenty of nasty stomach and cough bugs in the Khumbu so we’re even more proud of our team for their hard work this week.

Georgie Davenport
About the Author
Georgie began working with Damian and Willie in 2008, whilst also running an adventure travel company in Patagonia. Nowadays now runs BBE’s expedition planning and logistics, as well as Everest Base Camp, down to the finest detail, to ensure the highest safety standards possible and maximize chances of a successful summit. Georgie adores skiing and fly fishing, and lives in the Pyrenees’s Val D’Aran. She is a USA certified NREMT-Paramedic and AHA Basic Life Support Instructor. Languages spoken: English and fluent Spanish.