Kathmandu / Camp 2

The good news: Amit is safe and has recovered after spending a night in a Kathmandu hospital. As the HAEX team left Basecamp for Camp 1 on Saturday, Amit developed Acute Mountain Sickness. AMS is a serious condition that, left untreated, could develop into HAPE or HACE. In a dramatic, hovering rescue, Amit was lifted out of the Khumbu Icefall and delivered to hospital in Kathmandu where doctors could treat his AMS. He will support the team from Kathmandu, but his journey to the summit is over.
     Bill and Ade made great time on Sunday, moving up the Western Cwm to Camp 2. They are in great condition and will eat and rehydrate all day at Camp 2. They plan to continue up to Camp 3 on Monday, weather permitting.