I’m sitting here now in a hotel in Bangkok reflecting on the enormity of the last two months is somewhat overwhelming. We summited just 5 days ago but already it seems somewhat far off. Our summit push was intense at times, yet spread over a week. During that time I shot so many photos and a ton of video, and am just now able to go through it all. Neal and I will be working on a documentary film project of the trip this summer, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime I relish the wonderful memory of the trip and already look forward to more adventures in the Himalaya. Congrats to our client Ephi on a solid effort and great summit. Way to go!
This is what out last week on Everest looked like:
May 15th- Climbed up through the Khumbu Icefall to Camp II
May 16th- Rest day at Camp II
May 17th- Climbed the lower Lhotse Face to Camp III- gorgeous sunset and night at CIII- first time on O2
May 18th- Climbed up the Lhotse face, through the Yellow Band and Geneva Spur to Camp IV at the South Col. Rested for 8 hours then attempted Everest Summit- turned around at 11:30 pm by snow and wind. Back to tents at South Col to rest for almost 24 hours more.
May 19th- Left tents at 10 pm for summit. Climbed well and fast, passing dozens of climbers between Col and South summit
May 20th- summited at 7:55 am with perfect weather and snow conditions. Back at South Col camp IV at 1 pm
May 21st- Descended to Camp II
May 22nd- Descend through the Khumbu Icefall for the last time to BC
With all that said here is a look at some of the highlights of the final push.
Enjoy and thanks for reading.