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DISPATCH #8, April 25, Base Camp at 5150m As we were waiting for lunch at around 12am the Himalaya was hit by a massive earthquake. The earth was shaking heavily for at least 30 seconds followed by rockfall from the debris flanks.

Just a few minutes ago we experienced the third and fourth aftershock three hours after the first one. Here in Base Camp nobody was hurt, yet five minutes after the earthquake the rumours started coming in. We do not want to take part in spreading any rumours and will remain silent for the next few days and hope for the best. It is a tragic day.

Our position in the Base Camp is one of the safest around here. If everyone on our side of the mountain is safe, we might stick to our schedule, but since information comes in very slowly up here we can’t tell what’s going to happen here in basecamp yet. We will have to wait and keep you posted. Stay safe everyone!

Debris at base camp during earth quake

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Expedition will not be continued

DISPATCH #9 April 27,  Base Camp at 5150m 
This morning Alix von Melle and Luis Stitzinger, Alexander Brutscher (BR) as well as Nils Peuse and Hannes K√ľnkel (Third Pole) decided to cancel their Everest 2015 expedition in light of the tragic events that have occurred and are still occurring on Mt. Everest and in Nepal.

Into the ice of Everest

DISPATCH #7 April 22,  Base Camp at 5150m 
We left Base Camp for the first time to hike up to an intermediate Camp at 5750m. We followed the glacier tongue of Rongbuk glacier before climbing up into the right tributary of the Eastern Rongbuk glacier which will lead us up to the North Col (7050m).

Adapting to high altitude

DISPATCH #6 April 21,  Base Camp at 5150m 
When we got out of the bus three days ago our single tents had been already pitched by the Sherpa crew so we only had to pitch our production tent. What sounds easy is really hard work when you are not acclimatized and by now we definitely are not.

Arrival at base camp

DISPATCH #5 April 17,  Base Camp at 5150m 
DISPATCH #5, April 17, Base Camp at 5150m. Everything worked as planned so far. Yesterday we reached the Tibetan Basecamp at Everest at around 5200m. It was a strange experience both physically and mentally to drive up to basecamp with a jeep.