Rob texted today from Everest Base Camp. Having travelled and trekked through Tibet they are now at around 5100m and enjoying the comforts of their well-appointed camp, complete with fantastic views of Everest.

All 26 are doing well and are having a well-deserved rest day tomorrow. On Tuesday they will start several days of acclimatisation walks to around 6000m, before heading up to Advanced Base Camp next week. Rob's team will stay with the main Everest party during their acclimatisation.