Days 28 – 29 Going to ABC again – and higher

(from Grant’s SMSs through Thuraya – summarised by David Lim)

Hi, moved up from IC from Basecamp yesterday. Feeling strong and hope this feeling stays. Today I’m moving to ABC at 6400m, and hope to then push up to NOrth Col. Then back to ABC for some rest and then up again to North Col for the final pre-summit acclimatisation cycle. The slightest recurrence of HAPE, and I shall be running back to basecamp and to Singapore.

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Posted on May 9, 2011, in Everest 2011. Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. good luck mate, I hope you have recovered enough

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  2. chris reynolds

    Good luck mate

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  3. Good luck – Will be thinking of you.
    Cheers

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  4. Good luck and take care.

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  5. As I don’t believe in good or bad luck,
    but rather fate or destiny that will determine the day, all I can say, Axe is you have already proven yourself as someone that can take big bites out of life and swallow the conseq

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  6. shahin Kabir

    HAPE wont dare to be near you again!! Just finish it boss!!

    Good luck!!

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  7. …oops, I hadn’t finished … and swallow the consequences of the results whether you stand on top or not. Whatever, I’m mighty proud to call you a mate with guts. Now, head on up pugalistically with the wind in your teeth and give it your very best shot!

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  8. Go for it, Axe. Hope your body has adapted and you find it easier going this time. Keep eating and drinking. Sending you some Irish luck. Billy

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  9. Fortune favours the brave. And the prepared. You’ve got both barrels mate, get stuck in.

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  10. Don’t do anything stupid. There’s always a next time. Apart from that, go for it!

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  11. Lou, Mike and Sam x

    Hope it all goes to plan. We’ll be thinking of you here in London awaiting further progress reports.

    Stay safe.
    x

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  12. walking on any part of that mountain is huge bro.

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  13. Hey Grant,

    You already banged heads with HAPE. Take your time going up the mountain. Don’t push too hard / too fast.

    Dazza

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  14. Go well Axe.

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  15. Stay safe mate and listen to your body

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  16. Axe u are a legend in NZ bro! Stuff.co.nz has re-printed something out of the Dominion Post in Wgtn, a story written by a writer that used your blog-post as the basis of the item. It’s gone viral bro!! They even used the photo of u bent over your poles – http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4981006/Kiwi-risks-death-to-fulfil-Everest-dream

    I echo everyone’s sentiment bro, give it a crack, many wouldn’t have gone back up there I know it but if it doesn’t work a second time at least u did give it ur best shot! Go strong man

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  17. All the best mate. Knock the bugger off.

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  18. Hej there, Glad to hear that thing are going well so far on this attempt. Stay safe and all my best, KK

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  19. Fingers and toes crossed for you fella…go well!

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  20. Everyone from Touch Everest is willing you on to achieve all you can whilst making the right decisions.

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  21. Unleash the Cannons bro……..Everest is a big girl and everyone knows “the Ladies love the cannons”. I knocked the top off a beer today and toasted your returning health and successful ascent.

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  22. Standing (well sitting) right behind you Wee Man. Pity that Stuff did not put this sites link with their article. Never mind I have been doing my best to let everyone know about your attempt – it has been riveting reading.
    Best of luck with it fella. Willing you on to the top from here in Switzerland and looking forward to your next update.

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  23. Brad Tannahill

    Good luck bro!! Hope you get to knock the old buggar off!

    Looks like your never give attitude is still there so maybe thnat will get you there!

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  24. good to hear you are back in shape…all the best! knock it off…but take care!

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  25. Pole pole. That’s what they kept saying to me up Kilimanjaro. Not quite the same but am sure motto stands. Thinking of you

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