6th May 6:34am: Graham and Pasang have reached the summit of Everest, they arived on the top at 10:30am Nepali time. It will be a short stop on the top, just time for some photos and then they will need to head back down to camp. So all 12 that left for the summit from Camp VI have reached the summit and are now heading down.
As you will read below, due to high winds the team stayed at 7500metres last night. Today they moved to 7800metres. Mike is now apparently on his way down after reaching 7740metres. The remaining team are all well and again in good spirits, they are all being well looked after by our Sherpa team. Tomorrow the team will move to 8200metres, to summit on the 21st. It’s apparently snowing hard on the mountain. All the team but Ray (who is using POISK) went on their oxygen system yesterday.
UPDATE – 23 May 2003. All climbing above 8000m is extremely hazardous and accepted by those who undertake the challenge of the worlds highest mountain, on Everest the dangers of high altitude are the most testing. What happened to Conan Harrod on May 21st at 8.30am was a result of a mountaineering accident, an American climber , slipped and fell pulling on the fixed rope, he in turn pulled off his sherpa who finally pulled on our client Conan who fell breaking his leg at 8500m. Assistance was given to get Conan back on the ridge where pain killing drugs were given. .