Everest Expedition 2016 Begins

The High Adventure Expeditions' Sherpa team has been at Everest basecamp for a week now. They've been building tent platforms and setting up our basecamp tents. This is hard work. Basecamp is on a glacier that is covered in rocky moraine. The glacier moves and from year to year it changes so much that new tent platforms need to be excavated by chipping at the ice, moving stones and boulders and laying flat stones to create work areas or walls.
It is still two weeks before the rest of the team arrives, but this is essential work. Basecamp will be our home for most of April and all of May. We need to make it as comfortable as possible.