” 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.