Email from Basecamp: We heard from Dave that the the summit team are currently descending from the South Col to Camp 2. They departed the Col. at approx. 12.30pm and are expected to arrive at Camp 2 around 5 pm. We will post an entry as soon as the team arrives at Camp 2. Gerry
Email from Basecamp: Hi there, The summit team including Dave, Seth, Melissa, and Kent have arrived safely at the South Col. They plan to spend a few hours resting and evaluate the weather conditions
*Next dispatch from the team will be at the South Col, their descent will take approximately 4 hours
Email from basecamp… Summittt!!!! Stormy weather, they are heading down in 2 minutes! Everyone is well, but very burly conditions.
Everest Dispatch #80 May 22, 2009 Balcony….27,600 ft. Email just in from Basecamp: “Team apparently passed the Balcony at about 1:35am – but we didn’t have direct radio comms. So far so good… they are still heading up!”