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Matt Brennan’s timeline to the top of Mount Everest

Matt’s Arrival

March 28, 2018

Matt arrives in Kathmandu, Nepal after a 33 hour plane trip.

Team Picture

March 30, 2018

Team Picture

The picture above is Matt and his team who will be climbing the tallest mountain the world, Mount Everest.

Matt arrives in Lukla

March 30, 2018

Matt arrives in Lukla

“And it begins! Just arrived in Lukla. On to the next stop.” – Matt Brennan

Matt arrives in Namche Bazaar

April 1, 2018

Matt arrives in Namche Bazaar

11,300’ feet, “Big day today. 6 hours and over 3,000’ of vertical gain.” – Matt Brennan

Matt arrives in Thame

April 4, 2018

Matt arrives in Thame

“Greetings from Thame. Home of Lakpa Rita Sherpa, 15 times Everest summiter and base camp manager. 12,500’ feet.” – Matt Brennan

Matt arrives in Pheriche

April 6, 2018

Matt arrives in Pheriche

“Greetings from Pheriche! We are at 14,300’ feet working our way up. The trek is a grind but the rewards are awesome. Rest day tomorrow followed by our next move to 16,500’. We are getting closer to the target!” – Matt Brennan

Matt arrives in Lobuche

April 9, 2018

Matt arrives in Lobuche

“Greetings from Lobuche. We arrived yesterday a little weary and feeling the altitude. We are at 16,500’. Today we had an “off” day which meant we went for a 3 hour hike to 17,200 and captured views of Basecamp. We end our trek tomorrow as we officially reach the mountain and begin the process of climbing to the top of the world.” – Matt Brennan

Matt arrives at Base Camp #1

April 11, 2018

Matt arrives at Base Camp #1

“Greetings from Base Camp and 17,500’. The famous Khumbu Ice Fall is in full bloom as our the surrounding peaks. We’re tired and need rest and need to get our bodies acclimated to this altitude. And yes it’s cold.” – Matt Brennan

Base Camp Tour

April 12, 2018

Base Camp Tour

“Base camp tour. Our home for the next 6 weeks. Plush by expedition standards with a bathroom, shower tent (I showered today Mom), dining tent, cook tent and amazing views. Looks like our first rotation will start on April 21 so until then rest and training.” – Matt Brennan

Good morning from 18,500’

April 20, 2018

Good morning from 18,500’

“Good morning from 18,500’. We are in a holding pattern, training and resting -trying to stay healthy. We hiked to Pumori basecamp and were rewarded with fantastic views of the mountain including the Lhotse face, South Col and summit. Our guides Ben Jones, Eric Murphy and Jangbu Sherpa left at 4:00 am this morning to check out the icefall and Camp 1 and report excellent conditions. Our guides are the best on the mountain and we are holding tight to let other teams move ahead and for more favorable weather.” – Matt Brennan

Basecamp to Camp 1

April 23, 2018

“We left Basecamp at 3:15am for our first rotation and first night at camp 1. Everyone did a great job getting up here today with what is a tough climb the first time through the icefall. We had a couple different groups with guides arriving between 6-8 hours which is pretty normal on the first trip. The icefall is still in great shape but will be changing as things warm up during the season. After arriving at Camp 1, we rehydrated, ate quesadillas and relaxed while the temperatures were pretty warm with all of the sun’s reflection off of the snow and ice. It’s amazing how warm it can feel here when it’s sunny! We are now off to bed after a great Mac and Cheese dinner cooked by Jangbu, and hoping to get a good nights rest for our first time sleeping at 19,500ft. Tomorrow is a rest day but we will do a little hike up into the Western Cwm and then return to Camp 1. Thanks for following along!” – Ben Jones (Expedition Leader)   Source: “https://www.alpineascents.com”

Camp 1 to Camp 2 and Rest

April 27, 2018

Camp 1 to Camp 2 and Rest

“Yesterday we had a great climb and hike to Camp 2 with great weather! The team did great, making it to Camp 2 in just over 5 hours and feeling good when we arrived. The Western Cwm can be a very hot place to be hiking in but we were lucky for most of the day with some welcomed clouds to keep the heat down! We’ve had some normal afternoon snow showers but zero wind on most of our first rotation. Today after breakfast we headed out towards the Lhotse face on a short acclimatization hike and will rest back in Camp 2 for the rest of the day. The first couple of nights at 21,500ft can be tough, but our team slept well last night and are feeling pretty good today. I think one extra night at Camp 1 really helped our acclimatization, spending 3 nights there instead of our traditional 2 nights. Probably will incorporate that into our program for next year. Tomorrow morning very early we will head all the way back down to Basecamp for some rest and recovery before starting our 2nd rotation in 5 or 6 days. Everything is going well here, and I think I can say we are all looking forward to be back home to Basecamp for showers and some laundry in the next few days, and also Gopal’s cooking!” – Ben Jones Source: “https://www.alpineascents.com/climbs/mount-everest/cybercasts/”

* All information from the timeline above is from Matt Brennan’s Mount Everest Facebook page

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