All 13 trekkers made it to EBC, where they spent 2 days visiting the Himalayan Rescue Association camp, walking up to the ice fall and soaking in the EBC atmosphere. Sharon and Allan are keen to bring back another group next year so stay tuned to her website for updates about this(www.climbingforacause.com.au). More detailed news about the trip can also be found there.
Today is potentially summit day for our Everest climber, Pasang Chutti. We should have news anytime soon. Yesterday, senior Himalayan Ascent guide, Ankaji Sherpa was the first to stand on the summit in 2012!! He was part of the rope fixing team and led most of the route from the balcony. Ankaji is one exceptional climber and we are proud to call him a member of Himalayan Ascent! This Everest season, however, he has the honour of being a member of a National Geographic/The North Face Expedition on the West ridge with Conrad Anker. Ankaji is aiming for a double summit when he rejoins Conrad’s team for their summit bid in a couple of days.
We’re keen to have everyone back in Kathmandu safely at the end of Everest season. Then we can wrap up and focus on the coming Fall season of August-November 2012, which includes Cho Oyu/Shishapangma and Ama dablam.
Sumit . .