Today we summitted Mount Everest! The whole team: all nine (9) clients, four (4) guides, and our whole team of Sherpas summitted Mount Everest today around 7:00 to 8:00am.
We had some great views from up there, good route conditions, we had the whole route to ourselves, hardly another climber up there, and we made our way back down to high camp. The whole team made it safely back to high camp by mid-afternoon.
We’ve been resting up and we’re getting ready to go for our Lhotse attempt. A few of us are going to set off tonight around midnight and head off towards Mount Lhotse. The rest of the team will sleep here at the South Col Camp 4 and pack up tomorrow morning, and head down to Camp 2. So, we’ll all be heading down to Camp 2 eventually tomorrow afternoon.
Great job today to our whole team! 100% success! We all made it up to the summit of Everest and down safe. I’m very proud of this team. I couldn’t be happier. They earned it.
We’re keeping our fingers crossed for Lhotse tonight. Hopefuly it works out for those of us going for the double header – Everest/Lhotse combination.
So, checking in for Madison Mountaineering. We’ll check in tomorrow.
(photo from the Madison Mountaineering archives)
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