Mt. Everest Expedition: Dave Hahn Calls from 26,000’ South Col

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Melissa Arnot | May 25, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 26,000'

It is 4:30 in the afternoon on the 25th of May, at South Col, Everest High Camp.  We didn’t go for it last night, there a few too many people, I don’t know how many exactly, but on the order of 90 – 100 and there was a wind last night, so we didn’t pull the trigger last night.
We are going to go for it tonight.  We’ve got the forecast in our favor, the winds are supposed to drop down. There are other people going for it tonight but manageable numbers and we feel pretty good about it.  It’s a sunny day up here at 26,000’ and we are hanging out, making plans taking care of our selves, getting ready because tonight we want to start up for the roof of the world.

I’ll try to give you a call when we get up and are brewing up in the dark tonight and the cold. But all is well,  we are going ahead with things.

RMI Guide Dave Hahn

RMI Guide Dave Hahn calls from 26,000 on Mt. Everest.

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Godspeed to you and your team Dave! See you soon back in Taos.

Posted by: Ryan Fellows on 5/25/2012 at 1:51 pm

Hit the top and then get back down safely! Have a great climb.

Posted by: Curtis Brandt on 5/25/2012 at 10:33 am

Way to go Leif, getting one up on Dad. As a wise climber once said “summiting is optional getting back down alive isn’t” Hey that was your old man. You’ve trained, your well prepared, let patience tell you when the right time is. From your friends Joe, Garrett and Paige here in PA.

Posted by: Joe Swordmaker on 5/25/2012 at 9:59 am

Dave, thinking about to guys….Safe and slow wishes for your trip to the top.

Posted by: Ruth Chavez on 5/25/2012 at 6:59 am

Saw you on NBC Nightly News last night, Dave—smart move, staying put. Safe travels to the top!

Posted by: Beth Toner on 5/25/2012 at 6:40 am

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