Mt. Everest Expedition: Team at Geneva Spur
Top of Geneva Spur.
The whole climbing team is about twenty minutes away from the South Col. Dave reports conditions on the route best ever. Weather still perfect. All members feeling GREAT. Perfect timing for them to get settled in at the Col and start resting for the early start from the Col for the push to the top.
They will continue to use oxygen while at the Col. Main goal will be to keep melting water, and drinking, drinking, drinking. It is so important to start this next part of the climb well hydrated. Sleep will be a bonus but not a necessity; calories into the tank a must. They will have to plan on very short and tough breaks on the way to the summit. Best to have as much of these elements in the bank stored up to withdraw from later.
RMI Guide Mark Tucker