Eddie Bauer First Ascent guide Melissa Arnot talks about her successful third ascent of Mount Everest.
By Melissa Arnot Often the hardest part of a climbing expedition is never what you expect it to be. That was certainly true for David and me. After two months of climbing towards the summit of Mount Everest, on May 23, David and I were able to reach the top.
Melissa Arnot and Dave Morton have safely descended to Everest Base Camp following a long day that included participating in a rescue in the Khumbu Icefall. We had previously heard from the two of them from the South Col after they summited on Sunday.
First Ascent guide Melissa Arnot has successfully summited Mt. Everest for the third time. Melissa and photographer/ climber David Morton called the Eddie Bauer First Ascent headquarters from the South Col after “a very successful summit day.”
Hey there, it’s Dave and Melissa calling in from the South Col. It’s about 8,000 meters, and it’s 7:30 at night. We arrived a little bit late this afternoon, had a little bit of dinner, and now we’re getting ready to rest for a few of hours before starting to climb.
Hey there everybody, this is Dave and Melissa calling in from Camp III at 24,000 ft. We made our way today up the Lhotse Face all the way to Camp III with significantly less wind than yesterday, which was great. It’s always nice to be up here.
Hi, this is Dave and Melissa calling in from Camp II at 21,000 ft. You’ll notice that we’re at Camp II again tonight instead of Camp III. We attempted to go to Camp III today and had quite a bit of wind