It's the 16th of May, and as our Everest team make their way to camp 2 at 7800m, we realise that here in the office it's the summit anniversary of 3 of our team. Stu in 2002 (the first of 3),Dave in 2002 and Carrie in 2007
Photo Chris Mothersdale
We asked Stu for his best memory of that 1st Summit?
First light, the views you get when you hit the North East ridge with the cloud in the valley and the only thing you can see are the 8000m peaks. It’s a change of perception when 7000m peaks now seem small.
We asked Carrie what she thought was the hardest day?
By far the toughest day for me was from the North Col to Camp 1, it was a sweltering hot day, you could see where you were heading, but you don’t feel like you are making any progress.
And what kept you going?
The thing that kept me going was that I genuinely loved every minute I was on the mountain, I felt very privileged to be there and I didn’t want to waste this fantastic opportunity.