Congrats to Pemba on his first Everest summit last night. He was our youngest Sherpa on the team and he worked very hard for us. I’m glad he was able to make the top as it will be very beneficial to his climbing career.
“Our team is on their way down. Pemba summited early this morning around 0330, in the dark. Bill was unable to summit due to exhaustion. He is OK and on his way to C2 with Jangbu, Nima and Pemba. Ade is also descending to BC from C2. Everyone still has to pass through the icefall one more time, please pass on positive thoughts.”
My congrats and consolations to Bill and Ade. I know the mix of emotions they are likely to be feeling. I wish them safe passage to base camp and home, a quick recovery from the ravages of high altitude, and I’m eager to chat with them to hear their stories of their summit bid and surviving the storm at Camp Three! Well done guys! It was a privilege climbing with you both.