From Mt. Everest, by Marty Schmidt
Hello again, our team went for a good trek up the Khumbu Ice Fall glacier today, feeling good and ready for our summit climb. When we came back to our BC, Tim mentioned to us that the weather and wind reports were looking good for the 20th of May. The whole team got very excited about this news and we are now preparing our loads and gear for an earlier start to camp 2, possibly leaving tomorrow or the next day. Once we leave BC, we are heading for the summit. The weather window only opens for a few moments and we need to be in position. What this means is that when the Jetstream winds pick up and the monsoon weather starts to push onto the mainlands, right in between these two major forces sits a window of no wind and no storms…..this is what we are after when we attempt the summit of Everest
So for now, please know that we have done our work to prepare for the summit, we are now sitting in BC for one more day and heading out for this amazing adventure to begin. We all send our very best to everyone following us upon Everest this season, this include all my clients around the world and with the www.peakfreaks.com web site. While climbing towards the summit I will be on radio with Tim who is down in BC and he will send all the information onward so that you know what we are up to, OK, promise.
All our best from the Hiamalayas. Cheers, Marty.
Published by Emily M. on Thursday, May 17, 2012 in In the Media. Comments: 0
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