May 17th: Summit Push – latest update this morning
( by SMS to David Lim) Just in this morning around 7am Nepal time.
Woke up to a nice day. Little wind at the moment. Terrible sleep at the North Col – as was expected. Leaving for the grind up to our Camp 2 which is now at 7800m. Maybe take 8 hours
( David’s note: Most campsites are at the end of the long snowy north ridge at 7650m, just before the route swings to the right heading upwards to the final summit camp at 8300m. In 2001, our shared camp was at 7900m, very hard to get to…)