Rob and James have arrived at base camp on the Rongbuk Glacier, reunited with their kit, and they are in process of setting up what will be their home for a substantial amount of time. They will spend nearly a week there before moving to Intermediate and Advanced base camps, and then acclimatising on the North Col (see their route and itinerary here). Their last day of travelling from the small village of Tingri was through the ‘cold, dry and extremely remote’ Tibetan moonscape, over a 5200m pass, and blessed with ‘stunning views of Everest, Cho Oyu and Shishpangma’. They accomplished another acclimatisation walk with no problems for either of them. Base camp also looks directly up to the summit.