Mt. Everest Expedition: Audio from Dave Hahn at the South Col
Hey, this is Dave Hahn and Linden Mallory up in the tent at the South Col. We have been brewing up for about an hour now. It takes a long time to get some hot drinks here and get a little food down. Since I talked to you last, we got a little forecast… in the evening… Clouds had come down low. The wind was blowing a little bit more than we liked it. But now it’s close to 11 in the evening and the winds have dropped down and it’s clear sky. Looks like a go for us. We’re just trying to get ourselves as hydrated as possible. It’ll help us deal with the intense cold out there. If we’ve got plenty of hydration we’ll be feeling better. We did have a good night. Tshering and Kaji are getting ready in the next tent. Dawa, as planned, is going to be the lifeguard here at the South Col and make sure we do okay up there. But everything is going ahead. There are some climbers out ahead of us now. That’s good. We’ll probably be trying to walk in, I don’t know, 40 minutes or so. We’ll try to stay in touch as best we can.
RMI Guide Dave Hahn
Dave Hahn from the South Col