We just received a sat phone updated from Garrett at the South Col. It’s GO time! Be sure to follow the summit push with our real-time location tracker: https://madisonmountaineering.com/maps/everest-2021. Godspeed team – get safely up and down.
Hello! This is Garrett calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Everest team. It is nearly midnight on May 23rd and we’re getting ready to head out and go for our summit attempt here on Mount Everest!
A little gusty up here but the winds are supposed to die down. So we’re hoping the forecast holds true and we get some nice, calm winds up there today and a clear sky for a nice view. We’re all excited to start our summit push and we’ve been training hard and prep’d for a long time. So, this is the BIG night!
We’re gonna set off here shortly and we’ll check in when we get back. Thanks!
(photo: Madison Mountaineering archives)
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In addition to these expedition dispatches, you can also follow our teams as they make their attempts on the world’s most formidable mountains on:
- Enable the skill and add to your flash briefing to hear Garrett Madison’s daily audio expedition updates on select expeditions. Just say, “Alexa, play my Madison Mountaineering flash briefing.“
– our Garmin inReach Mini powered real-time tracking map: