Gineth is feeling better and waiting in Base Camp for the summit push to start. There are still high winds forecasted at the summit through the early part of next week.
Gineth is now back in Base Camp, where she will rest for the next couple of days before returning to Camp 2 again.
Gineth arrived safely in Camp 2. She says it was a beautiful day in the Western Cwm, and that she was able to take many photos. She will stay at Camp 2 for at least the next 2 nights.
Gineth begins her first rotation up the icefall on Saturday morning (Friday evening US-Costa Rica time). She will climb to Camp 1 and spend 2 nights there. Then she will move up to Camp 2 and spend 2 or 3 nights there, then she will return to Base Camp to rest and recover.
Gineth had a really great day in Base Camp today. She met one of her climbing heroes, Edurne Pasaban from Spain, the first woman to climb all 14 of the 8000 meter peaks. Gineth was walking around BC and saw her and said hello. Edurne asked where she was from, and invited her into her tent for some tea. They talked for about 40 minutes. Gineth was very honored to meet Edurne, who is considered the best female climber in the world. Edurne is climbing Everest this year without supplemental oxygen.
April 15th (Nepal)
Today Gineth summited Lobuche Peak, elevation 6,120 meters (20,078′) Congratulations Gineth!
April 13th (Nepal)
Today Gineth and the IMG team travel from Base Camp to Lobuche Peak, which they will climb for acclimatization. Gineth has a little nasal congestion, but otherwise is feeling fine.
April 9th Update
Gineth is doing well and feeling good. Tomorrow, Nepal time, she and the rest of the IMG team will be in Everest Base Camp.
Gineth visited the Tengboche Monastery today. The team is in Deboche today and moves to Pheriche tomorrow.
April 1st (Nepal Time)
Gineth is currently trekking from Lukla to Namche in the Khumbu Valley. She will arrive in Namche today, and acclimitize for 3 days before moving on.