RMI has just reported that Leif Whittaker, Dave Hahn and team are presently at the Balcony where they are changing oxygen bottles under calm winds and clear skies. We’ll keep you updated as we receive more information throughout the evening.
Hi, it’s Michael Brown at the South Col of Mt. Everest. I’m here with First Ascent Guide Seth Waterfall. Next tent over has Leif Whittaker and Expedition Leader, Dave Hahn. And the next tent is guide Casey Grom and climber Scott Jones.
Dave Hahn, Expedition Leader Hello, this is Dave and here we are at the South Col. The mountain showed this is not going to be easy for us.
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.
Hi, this is Michael Brown calling from the South Col of Mount Everest. It’s a very blustery snowy night and we’ve made a decision to wait another day so we’ll be here 24 hours more.
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.”
Hi, it’s Michael calling from South Col, and we’re all here. There’s been a little bit of excitement happening around us, but we’re putting it all together, and it looks like we’ll be headed for the summit sometime around 11 p.m. our time, which is 10 a.m. in Seattle.