Today we move up to Advanced Base Camp (approx 18,250 feet). We leave right after breakfast. It's sunny but cold and windy. Yesterday's snow makes for some really challenging boulder hopping. And we have the bruises to show for it. It takes about 7 hours to make our way up. It feels good to be here. This will be our "home" for the next 4-6 weeks. The views are incredible. It's nice to settle in to our tents and get organized. There are only 5 or 6 other teams here.