Mt. Everest: The Team Has Passed the Balcony
Update 3:45 pm PST:
Seth Waterfall radioed in after the team made the oxygen bottle switch at the Balcony. They are are well past that point and working their way to the South Summit. A bit of traffic but not too bad. Kaji and Tshering are right there with them and report not much wind and a beautiful morning is shaping up. Rough estimate of between one and three hours to top of the South Summit. All is going very well.
RMI Guide and Everest Basecamp Manager Mark Tucker
(The map shows a point at Camp 4 with the next point marking the South Summit.)