Happy Mother’s Day!
Hope all moms get flowers, chocolates and brunch with family. Hope all the dads and guys finish their chores so moms can take it easy. It’s her day!
As I said earlier, the mountain and the weather dictate all our moves. They tell us when we can move up, go down or stay put. Conditions have changed so it looks like Monday is now our departure date with Friday the 13th being summit day. We’re thinking that we’ll be at EBC on Sunday or even Monday the 15th.
We’ve learned that other climbers reached the summit yesterday. I heard a team from South America made it. Sherpas continue to amaze. Gear and O2 bottles are carried up and then back down again. They add a new dimension to the phrase, “special delivery.” We’re exhausted, but feeling confident. The Sherpas have fixed climbing ropes for the IMG teams so all we have to do is lug ourselves up this hill.
Make sure to check on the IMG site now and then, especially the photos they post. The site can give you other information about the other teams, climbing conditions, etc. etc. During my days to the summit, my messages are likely to be less. Even creating a simple thought burns calories. Writing them down consumes a truck full.
Many thanks to all of you who took time to post comments and encouraging words. They’re appreciated. I can’t individually respond to each comment as you can understand why.