The goal is the reach camp 2. Two nights at camp 1 and another two at camp 2. I’ll be chasing climbers in the dark with my cameras at headlamp in a few minutes, 8000m boots on, harness done up tight, helmet strapped on and cameras in hand. But to be honest, all I really care about is getting back here to basecamp safely on the 25th.

I’ve heard a few people say: the Icefall is easy. It’s not as bad as I thought it would be. Well here’s the thing: this entire mountain is manageable with the right support until sh*t goes wrong and I’ve seen plenty of it hit the fan.

So this morning, I’ll kneel down at the Puja, toss some rice into the sky and pray to Everest for all of us to return safely.


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