Greetings friends and family! Today we arrived in base camp after a 5 hour hike from our lodge in Lobuche to find our tents already set up and food on the table. The hike took us past Kala Pattar where we stopped in the last outpost known as Gorak Shep to have a nice lunch before moving on. We got a great view of the summit of Everest during the last hour of our hike (see photo) so we stopped and took a quick break to eat a bit and snap a few pictures. The summit is the black pyramid in the middle of the photo. A few members of our team remained in the lodge in Lobuche with guide Michael Horst to take one more day of rest before moving up here our to base camp tomorrow at 17,600’ where the air is a little thinner. The rest of us are here and setting up our communication tent, eating a few snacks, and having a few hot drinks as the sun has gone behind a cloud and we are all wearing our down jackets to stay warm. We passed our trekking group upon arriving base camp, they had inspected our camp before heading back down to Gorak Shep where they will spend the night and descend the following day. All is well here and we look forward to taking a rest day tomorrow! Bye for now!