Audio report from Chinese Base Camp (CBC) Apr 16, 2014 | Mountaineering | 28 comments April 15, 2014 Mt Everest, Chinese Base Camp Click here to listen to audio report from Chinese Base Camp First look at Chomolungma from the road Having lunch at CBC CBC from the moraine Glacial lake in the moraine In front of my tent Chinese Base Camp 28 Comments John Griffin on April 16, 2014 at 10:30 am Bill, I love getting your audio updates. You make me feel like I am there with you (except for the whole cold temperature, vicious winds, high altitude, and exhausting hikes-thing) Take care and keep em coming! Reply Kevin Lee on April 16, 2014 at 10:38 am Great audio report, Bill. Can feel your excitement. Press forward and enjoy the journey! k;-) Reply Heesoo Lim on April 16, 2014 at 11:13 am Hi Bill, I really enjoy getting your progress in audio and by email. CBC area does not look crowded as I expect from previous years on your pics. Hope to see you off to your destination soon with supportive weather and energy. You give and show us an incredible inspiration, resilience and determination. Be safe! Reply Julian Buitrago on April 16, 2014 at 11:26 am Bill God Bless and keep the spirits high!!! Namaste…Dont ever forget to say hello to my 3 Angels they will be with you!!! Regards, Julian Union, NJ Reply JACOB W. on April 16, 2014 at 12:41 pm Thanks Bill for sharing your newest adventure! You inspire me and countless others. Keep it up and be safe! Looking forward to hearing from you as you progress towards the ultimate Summit. Jacob Reply Marian Campbell on April 16, 2014 at 12:54 pm Love the audio dispatches! And the photos are spectaclar. I know there are many more to come and i can’t wait. Reply John on April 16, 2014 at 1:15 pm Thanks for the update — a very clear transmission. Looks like nice weather enjoy and stay safe, John Reply Colin Jones on April 16, 2014 at 1:38 pm Bill – I am hooked on all of the updates you provide. Amazing thank you. Reply Richard Cassin on April 16, 2014 at 1:59 pm Namaste Bill, Following every step as you report them. Interesting to note how relatively UNpopulated Chinese Base Camp is, compared to the south side, which will soon have 800-1000 people polluting the environment there. Glad you’re on the north side. It’ll be a lot safer without the crowds who are “buying” their way up the mountain on the South Col. Warm regards. Richard Reply Don on April 16, 2014 at 3:18 pm Your excitement feeds our excitement. Looking forward to many successful reports. Climb safe and strong. Reply email@example.com on April 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm You are awesome from the midwest have a great exploration for us ..Have fun Carol Reply Richard Dryer on April 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm Namaste, Bill. The audio reports are a success. We love hearing your voice–a fabulous adjunct to your photographs. The alluvial fan at Everest’s base is much smoother than the rocky Nepal side, and the tent congestion is greatly reduced. The food in the dining tent looks good–eat well my friend. Blessings, Rockman Reply Tricia Tracy on April 16, 2014 at 5:17 pm Hi Mr. Burke, I loved listening to your audio report! I’m sorry you didn’t get the artichoke and planked salmon dinner, but I bet you will reward yourself with a very special dinner after you summit! I wish you all the best with your climb! I hope it will be your favorite adventure yet! love, Tricia Reply Suzy Hermann on April 16, 2014 at 5:58 pm And once again…thanks for ‘taking’ me to Everest……..i really look forward to and savor you reports and pics….I can just about hear you singing…’How Great thou At’….. Reply Suzy Hermann on April 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm Make that ‘HOW GREAT THOU ART’ Reply Lori Burke Gardner on April 16, 2014 at 7:15 pm Great photos! Gulfstream will be here when you return! Reply Karen on April 16, 2014 at 7:58 pm Good to hear your report you sound very strong thats great love seeing the photo’s Reply Stacy wyatt on April 17, 2014 at 9:13 am Thank you for the wonderful update Bill! Your photos and audio really bring the adventure to life for me sitting here at home in California. I am glad your base camp is well positioned and you got a room/tent with a view. Positive thoughts and prayers are coming your way. Good luck, and God Bless you! Reply Dawes Eddy on April 17, 2014 at 5:47 pm Dear Bill, Thank you for the great photos & commentary. You are helping me relive my adventure from last year. Best of luck to you as you acclimatize in Base Camp & continue up the mountain. Dawes Reply Tyler (Bob's Grandson) on April 18, 2014 at 1:20 am Bill, Just heard about the disaster. From what I can tell, it occurred on the South side of the mountain. Hoping you are alright and everything is ok on your side. Hope to hear from you soon. Tyler Reply Michele on April 18, 2014 at 4:41 am Thoughts and prayers…….. Reply Catherine in NC on April 18, 2014 at 4:48 am Bill – Woke up to news of the tragedy and my first thought was you. Praying for all involved. Reply Jennifer Wallace on April 18, 2014 at 7:13 am To Bill, all of his loving family and his fellow mountaineers, Hearing this morning’s news of the Everest tragedy hits hard. With Bill’s wonderful blog, photos and stories of Everest and the amazing Sherpas, I feel more connected to this horrible event. I feel for the families of the Sherpas and the sacrifices they make for all of the mountaineers. The news I’ve seen makes me believe that Bill is safe. That, I am extremely thankful for! Be careful on the North side Bill. Reply Pat on April 18, 2014 at 7:15 am You are in our prayers news this morning wasn’t the greatest you sound great and in great shape as usual your photos and messages puts us up there with you We are with u all the way stay safe Reply Sue Morrow on April 18, 2014 at 7:25 am Praying you are safe this morning! Reply Margie Prescott on April 18, 2014 at 7:29 am Praying for everyone in Everest! Thinking of you! Reply karen stallings on April 18, 2014 at 8:29 am Bill We are thinking of you this morning (as usual) but are very concerned for all on the mountain. We will continue our prayers and best wishes. Reply America Stancil - SK on April 18, 2014 at 8:47 am Praying you and everyone on Everest is safe today. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.