🏔 🏔 EVEREST UPDATE 🏔 🏔
The whole team are at camp 3. 8,300m. The launching spot for their summit bid.
It was a huge day. It is cold. They are exhausted. We managed to talk to Jamie who is now hunkered down in a tent with Rolfe. He sounded as if he was at sea level. He is on incredible form and delighted at being at 8,300m. Like the rest of the team, he is focused on warming up and resting.
Camp 3 is a 30-degree snow slope with rocky exposed ledges on which the 360 tents are perched. This camp serves only as a short resting point. You can't linger at this height and doing anything as simple as crawling into your tent and taking off your crampons can be overwhelmingly exhausting. They are higher than all but 5 other mountains and the views are breath-taking. .
@rolfe360expeditions is happy with the progress but sounded tired. .
In a few hours’ time, Jamie will head out on the start of his summit bit.
An hour later the rest of the team will start.
We hope for a summit at 6am 23rd May (Nepal time). There is no question nerves are kicking and families back home are becoming twitchy. Texts are pinging in and out and emotions at sea level are high. .
Go Team 360!!! Long night ahead.
More updates coming this week!