Climb Everest in 2016 / 17 / 18 etc with 4 times summiteer Tim Mosedale

Everest Expedition via South Col 2016 / 2017 / 18 / 19 etc

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Summit day photos

Just a quick update as we have been away for nigh on 10 days or so (I've lost count). Basically we went up for a weather window which closed so we dropped back down to C2 but then another window opened so we didn't have time to drop down to BC so we sayed at 2 to then go to 3 and on to the South Col. That window promptly closed so we spent a night and a day at the South Col waiting (and hoping) and then set off in to the night.

It was a desperately cold night and, because of the foul weather the night before, there were a lot of people setting off for the summit. Even though we set off at 8.30p.m. we were still in a big long queue of very slow climbers. Anyway we trudged and waited and climbed and eventually, after an inordinate amount of time, we reached the top of the world. Giles arrived first, then Partha, then myself followed by Jen and Susan.

All now at Everest Base Camp and chilling. Trerkking out tomorrow and hope to be in KTM Weds morning.

I'll expand on the story another day. In the meantime ... some photos (which are sort of out of order I'm afraid and the connection is too slow for me to move them around).

Moonrise over Lhotse





Full moon over Lhotse from C2




Approaching the Yellow Band



Giles on The Geneva Spur


The top of the Geneva Spur


Relaxing at The South Col


Ultra relaxing at The South Col


The view from our tent looking towards the route for the summit bid.


Looking back down towards the Balcony


Kanchenjunga (far) and Makalu (near) around sunrise



Jen - all frozen up




Setting off in to the night


Looking down towards the Balcony


Makalu


The Khumbu


Looking back towards Lhotse


Jen on the summit


Tim on the summit

Strange ice formation

Sunset from Camp 3
Setting off from C2 for the summit bid

1 comment:

  1. Some stunning photos - amazing views but they also give a small insight into what it was like up there. Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back to the UK and have had time to relax with the family!

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