Ascent to Mount Everest-Camp 2 on 2015-03-24

Climber: Robbie Massie

Date:Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Everest - Camp 2
    Elevation:6492 m / 21300 ft
    Remaining Elevation:2356 m / 7729 ft (39% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

First attempt at Everest was cut short by a massive 7.8 Earthquake. We were at camp 1 when the Earthquake occurred. Avalanches rocked our tents, but no one in our group was injured or killed. Basecamp got hit hard. The middle half got destroyed by an avalanche off of Pumori. 19 dead so far, over 80 injured. This earthquake ended our trip unfortunately.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3633 m / 11917 ft
    Distance:141.6 km / 88 mi
    Trailhead:Lukla  2859 m / 9383 ft
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb, Ice Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Guide, Porters, Animal/Pet, Hut Camp, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:42 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Days 

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