Advance Base Camp is located at about 21,300 feet
on the lateral moraine of
the East Rongbuk Glacier below the North Col. The site extends for several
hundred yards up and down the moraine, and various expeditions' camps are
scattered along the terrain. It's rocky and broken ground, requiring a lot
of work to create tent sites. From the camp you look directly up the North
Col, but what really dominates the view from ABC is the Northeast shoulder
of Everest with its famous Pinnacles.