Everest 3.0: Pemba Summits and Team Update

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.

Team Update:

“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.

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4 Responses to Everest 3.0: Pemba Summits and Team Update

  1. Les says:

    TA..great news for Pemba Sherpa on reaching and descending from the summit and congratulations to Bill, Ade, Amit and yourself for reaching your own high points. I just finished reading HAA’s latest blog about Bill and Ade and other members of the team and their safe decent to BC from C4 and C3. You’re all safe..the main thing, with great memories of your expedition. Well done TA.

    • TA Loeffler says:

      Thanks Les…it was a good expedition until it wasn’t 🙂 Lots of great memories and photographs and things I learned and a new altitude sleeping record. Glad all are down safe on my team!

      • Les says:

        TA..given the latest news from Everest, your safe return along with the safe return of the rest of your team is truly the real accomplishment. Enjoy your summer…Les

      • TA Loeffler says:

        I had so hoped for a climbing season free of tragedy. Each death is a stark reminder of the dangers. My condolences to the family and friends of the fallen climbers.

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