Mt. Everest: The Team is Ready to Start Their Summit Bid!

Posted by: Dave Hahn, Seth Waterfall, Mark Tucker | May 17, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Everest
Elevation: 17,575'

Bags are packed and the Everest team is ready!  We have been busy with last minute sewing and labeling of food and gear for each camp.  Checked re-checked.  All systems are go.  Weather has been a bit tough right now, but the forecast is good for the planned summit day.  A couple of showers to help with soon to be shared tents.  All good. 

Sad to report the Khumbu Country Club golf course is now closed for the season.  The fairways are a bit to hollow and wet.  We still have our horseshoe pit in great shape, and guess who had a double ringer to end the game today?

Up early tomorrow, let the summit bid begin!

RMI Guide and Everest Basecamp Manager Mark Tucker

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall at the Basecamp horseshoe pit. Photo: Mark Tucker

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Dan!! This is it buddy. Time to dig in and get going. Good luck on your bid for the summit! Hugs xo

Posted by: Lauralea on 5/18/2013 at 7:33 am

Godspeed as you reach for the stars. See you all in September at Mountain Fest in Ashford. Beer & burgers!

Posted by: Rick on 5/18/2013 at 7:22 am

Hi Dave and team.  I am 76 years old and met you on a side hike above Pheriche this year and you were gracious enough to let me take a picture with you and me.  Thanks again. I wish you well for a successful 15th summit.  Two of Wally’s climbers have summitted as you probably know ( I was a tag along with Wally this year)  Have checked some of your stories from the past with great interest.  If I had the cash and felt strong enough I would want you to guide me to a summit attempt making me the oldest on record to reach the top of the world next season.  I can dream can’t I?  All the best to all of you and above all else come back safely.

Posted by: howard stockburger on 5/18/2013 at 7:13 am

Hey Dad I wish you the best of luck on your bid for the summit. We’re all waiting to hear some cool stories. I’m looking forward to sitting back by the pool and cracking a few celebration brews with you. Good luck and climb on.

Posted by: Graydon on 5/17/2013 at 3:20 pm

I haven’t read the blogs in a couple days. So excited to read you are ready to see the view from the top. Thank you for taking us with you on your journey so far. And as always, prayers and thoughts are with you.

Posted by: Terri Kinney on 5/17/2013 at 12:54 pm

Very exciting indeed to follow you guys.  Wishing you all the best from Canada !

Posted by: Eric Fournier on 5/17/2013 at 12:52 pm

Go team Go.  Prayers are going with you.

Posted by: jan morgan on 5/17/2013 at 12:10 pm

Have a safe trip and enjoy the view from the summit

Posted by: Tom on 5/17/2013 at 11:39 am

We’re rooting for you! All of you and the sherpas. Very exciting. We appreciate the blogs as we can feel the excitement building. Thank you! Be safe and Godspeed. Go team! Linda & Gary

Posted by: Linda on 5/17/2013 at 10:44 am

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