Friday, May 11, 2007

It's Up To The Weather. . .

Greetings are sent to you from Advanced Base Camp. Katie, Rachel, Justin & Brian are together at ABC and doing really well. Brian & Justin ascended to C3 (7,900 m) a few days ago. They stashed two bags there for the summit push then returned to the North Col. It’s not uncommon for climbers to have difficulty sleeping at altitude but the guys are getting plenty of shut eye at the NC which is a good sign.
According to various weather reports the window to summit is a few days away. Brian & Justin are planning to depart ABC on May 13th. With a bit of luck, lots of stamina, purpose & inspiration in their hearts and . . . Katie’s brainpower via radio . . . they anticipate a summit on May 15 or 16. I’m not clear on the exact details of their stay at each of the high camps. For now it looks like they will spend one night at the NC, then one night at C2, move up to C3 the day before summit then shoot for the moon after dark!
Again, thank you for your support of the LUNGevity Foundation and the expedition. We’ll hear from the guys again before they leave ABC.

6 Comments:

Blogger PW said...

Now it's getting really good, eyes on the prize boys, almost there . . . We're all with you.

PW

12:47 PM  
Blogger nik said...

I'm grinning from ear to ear so proud of all of you! Simply amazing! Many thoughts and prayers are with you everyday.
Nikki

3:08 PM  
Blogger chriskane said...

thanks for the report halle. many blessings my friends. can't wait to hear about the view from up there on that mountain..

7:03 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

hey guys - so glad to hear you're doing well and on your way up to the top. you are all such great people! much love, michelle

12:44 PM  
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7:04 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

LOVE U2 MICHEE WILL BE REALLY GLAD TO SEE YOU WHEN YOUR EXPEDITION IS COMPLETE. MOMEE

2:07 AM  

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