26 Apr Intermediate Base Camp
There was no let up following yesterday’s touch rugby world record as the LMAX Exchange Everest Rugby Challengers set off for Intermediate Base Camp today which stands at 5,760 metres.
“We’re on our way to Intermediate Base Camp, it’s about 4.30pm and the team has stopped for a break on a glacier. It’s been a challenging trek, but we’re nearly at intermediate, we can feel it that we are almost there, with about an hour to go.” said Matt Mitchell. “It’s epic, it’s the highest we’ve been so far and the scenery is fantastic.”
Jeff Broderick added: “Amazing scenery, amazing day and the sun has played a much bigger part in the day than I thought. It’s been there on our shoulder all day. We’ve got some red faces, maybe from huff and puff or maybe through a little bit of bronzing! But we are all still here; the team are pulling each other up and down the hills. We’re looking forward to a big hug when we get to intermediate and call it a day!”
The team will spend the night at Intermediate Base Camp before continuing on to Advanced Base Camp which stands at 6,340 metres, on Saturday.