Mt. Everest Expedition: Team At Camp 4 Ready for Summit Bid

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Melissa Arnot | May 24, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 26,000'

Hey, this is Dave Hahn calling down from High Camp (Camp 4) on Mt. Everest.  We are just about at 8,000 meters.  I hope you can hear me the winds are beating the stuffing out of our tent fabric right now.  We got up here late morning today, we moved up pretty well from Camp 3, in about 4 ½ hours.  Very crowded conditions on the Lhotse Face but the team was doing well and we cruised on up here.

It was a beautiful day but as soon as we got into the South Col the wind was blowing. Our forecast has changed a little bit, it’s not looking like quite the great window of opportunity that we thought it would be.  There are a number of teams going for the summit tonight.  In fact, many of them are starting and it’s not even 8 pm yet.  We may not be starting if the wind is still blowing.  We are thinking we can wait it out and maybe get some better weather tomorrow.  But we are ready to go if this wind drops and the crowded conditions aren’t too bad.

Four team members, four Sherpa up here on the South Col and it’s exciting as always.  We don’t know what’s going to happen but we are going to play our cards right.

RMI Guide Dave Hahn

Dave Hahn walking into Camp 4 at the South Col.  Photo: Linden Mallory Climbers outside of the tents at Camp 4.  Photo: Linden Mallory Dave Hahn eating dinner at the South Col last year.  Photo: Linden Mallory

RMI Guide Dave Hahn calls from Camp 4 on Mt. Everest.

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Be Safe, as if you need to be told.  Best of Luck for a bright sunny Summit.

Posted by: Bob and Michelle from Taos on 5/24/2012 at 7:39 pm

Best of luck to you a Dave!

Posted by: Mike Iem on 5/24/2012 at 6:34 pm

Thanks for the Post!  Best of luck and stay safe!

Posted by: Kuz on 5/24/2012 at 12:57 pm


Posted by: Mike on 5/24/2012 at 12:20 pm

Hey Dave,

Good luck. Thanks for keeping us posted. Hope the wind slows down for you guys

Zachary Zaitzeff

Posted by: zachary zaitzeff on 5/24/2012 at 11:24 am

“The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel, change. grow or live. Only a person who risks is free”. (William Arthur Ward).  WHAT IS HARD TO ENDURE IS SWEET TO REMEMBER.  GODS SPEED TEAM. WE LOVE YOU.

Posted by: Jim and Debbie Arnot on 5/24/2012 at 10:27 am

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