Alpine Ascents Team Update from Camp I

I spoke with guide Eric Murphy early this morning and team is well at Camp I. Alpine Ascents guide Damian Benegas along with other climbers and guides  tried to establish a route to base camp through the ice fall but tremors made this impossible. At this time;  the teams at base camp feel a route through the ice fall will be very difficult and thus we are looking to use helicopter transport to move our and other teams from Camp I to base camp. Though a few climbers have already been transported,  Eric informed us that the heli transport on a large scale should begin tomorrow. Non Alpine Ascents teams that are at Camp II will be moving to Camp I and all outfitters such as International Mountain Guides, Rainier Mountaineering, Madison Mountaineering, Adventure Consultants and other brethren outfitters are working together both at Base Camp and Camp I. We have heard of life lost at base camp and of course we all share this loss with our fellow climbing teams – offering support and condolences as we can – to the climbing community and the larger community in Nepal.

Alpine Ascents Team Update from Camp I