” I’ve Just Climbed Everest!” – May 19, 2012

(from David thru G)

” Just climbed Everest! The phone packed up at the summit; so I could not make a call from the top. EVeryone is safe. It’s been about 2 hours since my descent. I’ll will check in with another report later”

FROM DAVE: Well done buddy!  You know that the job to get to the top is only half the job. Safe descent.

 

NB: Grant sounded tired but very very calm. Options: I dont know what he will do, but if he gets to the C3 over the next 2 hours ie 11 – 12noon today. He might a) rest, drink, eat and continue to C2, or b) just rest at C3 before making a long day’s push to North Col or ABC.  My own feeling is that it’s better to head to C2 if not feeling totally exhausted. He will sleep better, and if anything turns for the worse, within easier reach and easier terrain than the awful C3.

Stay tuned.

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Posted on May 19, 2012, in Everest 2012. Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.

  1. Sensational! Safe travels!

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  2. Awesome… Nearly there pal. What a moment hey! Safe adventuring, Lamby

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  3. Joanne O'Sullivan

    Grant – you’re inspirational! Congrats from David and Joanne.

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  4. Rob Sutherland

    Many congrats Grant!! you lousy joke-telling b..stard.
    Awesome achievement!
    Safe Journey back down.
    bestest
    rob+liz

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  5. Absolutely fantastic news! Well done, well done! Now get back safely! X

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  6. Re “I’ve just climbed Mt Everest”………That is such good news. The children will be so excited that their prayers have been answered as you have been included in our class prayers every morning since you left base Camp for the last time. You were front page news in “Taranaki Daily News” today and will feature in our School newsletter again next week.

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  7. Great news, Grant! Congratulations! Very proud of you!

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  8. Jan Schoderer

    Congratulations, Grant!! Make it down safely. Feeling with you…..

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  9. Charmaine Murphy

    Congratulations!! You have done Donna and your family proud. Take great care on your journey down, stay safe and I look forward to meeting you at your next talk in good old Taranaki.

    Charmaine
    Whangamomona

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  10. Thomas Fairhurst

    Fantastic news. Well done Grant. Have a good trip down.

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  11. Congratulations Axe! Now get down safely. You have inspired us all.

    Already looking forward to the celebration when you’re back!

    Lloydy

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  12. Whoo hoo!!!!!!!

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  13. You did it! Congrats! bravo! You the man of the hour! We all await for more details bro!

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  14. Maureen and John Simmons

    congratulations on reaching the top of Everest from all the members of the Stratford Tramping Club. Have a Safe trip down for the rest of the way..Cheers Maureen and John Simmons

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  15. Harry King aged 10

    You little beauty!!!!

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  16. a great effort axe, just wish I could be there too!
    Kiwi Jim

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  17. Axe u legend!! Well done mate!!

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  18. Awesome! Have safe journey back!

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  19. Axe – You are simply the best!!! Fantastic achievement. What feeling – You must feel on top of the world (sorry couldn’t resist it!!).
    Have a safe descent and can’t wait to catch up.
    Roddy

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  20. flor agalliu

    axeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee….. i knew it. get down safe, and then let us know when to start the celebrations and go bottoms up for all you boys up there. love

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  21. As so many have said in simple terms: “You da man!” HUGE CONGRATULATIONS
    on a well planned and thought-out, successful ascent. Stay safe and warm and sleep well.

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  22. David Carver

    Congratulations Axe, an amazing achievment.
    Your updates are fantastic and today its a joy to read you have made summit.
    Safe travels down

    Dave C
    Dundee, Scotland.

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  23. Kate (Isadora) Smith

    Thrilled to bits for you.After the last few months you have become part of my life, what am I going to do now? Cheers Kate S

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  24. Matt Parsons

    Legend. Great news. Now get home safe.

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  25. Congratulations! Debra and your family will be so proud of you. Take care on your journey down, stay safe and I look forward to hearing your next talk in good old Taranaki.

    Charmaine
    Whangamomona

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  26. Hi Axe, many congratulations on climbing Everest your dream come true.Take care and have a few well earned beers! love Mica.

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  27. Hi Grant and congratulations you must be feeling on top of the world your dream come true well done and have yourself a few beers when you celebrate. Best wishes Mica.x

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  28. Kate (Isadora) Smith

    I’m here again, don’t know where you are right now,I do hope you are back safely.The UK is five hours behind you so would have to stay up all night to catch the latest news. The last few nights has seen me up until 2.30am but I am flagging a little so 1am is the new dead line. That face in the morning mirror will look at itself and say “I am a champ, I’ve beaten that North Ridge”.what a great feeling for you when you look up at that ridge from BC. I’m sure you will think it’s been worth the effort . What’s next I want to know ? I need something else to bring excitement into my more or less housebound, inactive life. Trouble is what can possibly follow that, please think of something but not before you have given Steph and Debs somenquality time! They both sound like great supporters, to allow you such freedom. Cheers Kate S

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  29. Mark (Scrapper) Rhodes

    Awesome stuff mate, truly inspirational. Safe journey home buddy…

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