Mt. Everest Expedition: Team at the South Summit

Posted by: | May 20, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 28,500'

Team at the South Summit and things are great!  Dawn came up a half hour ago.  The sun came out and what a beautiful day.  Clouds lifted and mountains all over- Kangchenjunga, Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Makalu, as well as many more.

Went through the check list with Dave and all systems green light.  They kept saying how much fun they were having, guess these guys have never been to Hawaii. 

Not on top just yet, they need to traverse the ridge over to the Hillary Step.  And a bit more uphill on moderate terrain before the top.

Two more hours at the most if no other climbers on the route.  We are making pretty good time.  Just a beautiful day on Mt. Everest!

More later,
RMI Guide Mark Tucker

Climbers Below the Hillary Step

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Been following your updates here in Athens Georgia. Have a safe summit and descent

Posted by: James King on 5/20/2011 at 6:01 pm

Thank you Mark for keeping us informed in real time. Richmond, VA sends their wishes for a safe summit and return. Can’t wait for the next report! GO LINDEN!!

Posted by: Elsie Bemiss on 5/20/2011 at 4:53 pm

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