Listen to the Everest Team’s Audio Diary here.
“Hello my lovelies, it’s Captain Hewitt here again, some several months after the North Pole. We’ve changed location now to the Himalayas. Slightly warmer, not minus 37, a very cool plus four. We’re at base camp, 4800m, where we’ve been acclimatising for the past 10 days or so now, walking up to Camp 1 and back several times and today we’re going to go for a push up to Camp 3 which is breaking into the 7000m bracket. We’re going to spend a night, tonight at Camp 1 followed by three nights at Camp 2 which is 6200m I believe and then pushing up to Camp 3 before coming back down to Base Camp for a final rest period before our summit push at Manaslu.
All is well, team are in good spirits and good to go and I’m going to hand over to Captain Birdseye ‘ARRGH’
Hello there ladies and gentleman, this is Birdseye here, that was our team leader Mr Martin Hewitt. We’re currently standing in the shadow of Manaslu, we’re at the base camp at 4800m. Just enjoying a few days rest and now we are going to make that push up into the 7000m mark in Camp 3 over the next few days and hopefully with the great team spirit we’ve got all together it should be a great success.
We’ll let you all know when we get back down.
Thank you very much everyone and take care. Bye Bye.”