Everest Camp 1
May 3, 2007


We made our third push through the Icefall and are resting at Camp 1. I thought that the third climb through the Icefall would get easier, but it doesn’t. I can’t even begin to describe how hard that climb is to get to Camp 1, but here we are. We went through the Icefall (unintelligible) yet again as the ice seracs and ice blocks move each trip.

Mark and I are sharing a tent at Camp 1 and are warm and cozy in our sleeping bags and are extremely tired, but are both feeling good.

It started to snow upon our arrival and has been snowing pretty steadily since. This is a typical pattern for our trip here to Everest.

Tomorrow morning we will head up to Camp 2 and spend a couple of nights at Camp 2. The plan is to then head up to Camp 3, sleep at Camp 3 for 1 or 2 nights and then return to Base Camp.

The collective consensus of the Sherpas here is that we will summit between May 15 and May 21, but that is pretty much just a guess as the mountain and the weather control that outcome.

Thanks for your prayers and support. In the next couple of days I will send another report, probably from Camp 2 or Camp 3.

Bill Burke