Day 21 – The final chapter, entering what should be our final week on ice sheet, we’ll find out if we’re going to make it across and whether I should have Brought a snorkel instead of crampons, We’re at 1600m and snow slushy rained yesterday hasn’t dropped below freezing in 2 days. The storms were incredible […]
Day 16 – met a Norwegian team going from Kangerlussuaq to Isortoq on East Coast, gave us some info on conditions on west coast, warm and wet, not great news. We might have to swim the last part. Great day 33km all the lads putting in a huge effort to make the distance. Beautiful icy fog […]
Jaco after all his training at Joe’s Basecamp is now getting high on the Everest as he acclimatizes ready for his summit push. Read the next thrilling installment:
Day 12 – 23km and 2300m, a great day. The same cold northwesterly wind but clear skies and good snow. We should reach the highest point of the ice sheet In 2 days then we’ll start to lose altitude again as we head for West Coast. All well, great team spirit. Off to fix my bindings […]
Check out The Basecamp this weekend, Saturday 7th May at our Open Day, 8 am – 1pm. This is where Top 20 women’s tennis player, Madison Keys, trained when she came to the Sydney Open. This where ordinary people train for extraordinary things: 2 of our Basecamp members are out on expeditions now: Jaco Ottink […]
The latest news of Jaco Ottink via his wife Daan, as he climbs Everest, the highest peak on earth and completes his 7 summits.
Day 7 – Bitterly cold northwesterly wind this morning blowing strong, faded away around midday to very warm temperatures, forecast for drop in temp tomorrow -10. Team are all doing very well, a few aches, pains and blisters but otherwise well. 19km today and 1700m altitude gained so far. Love to all at home. G Day […]
Gareth Andrews our man in Greenland
The latest update from Jaco Ottink, Joe’s Basecamps mountaineer on Everest as he waits at Everest Basecamp for his chance to summit. Here he has a short video showing how they practice snow and ice skills for the ascent.
Jaco’s latest update sees him successfully summiting Lobuche twice as he prepares for his assault on Everest. This time we have news in his own words and a short Video