Dispatch 59: Dave Hahn On Way to Top Right Now 11:40 a.m. PDT

By Dave Hahn - May 20th, 2007

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Hey GreatOutdoors, this is Dave Hahn at the South Col it's 11:30 at night it's a beautiful night. I got my rest in, I wouldn't call it sleeping with the oxygen mask filling up with condensation and dripping cold water back onto my face. But not bad, I got some decent rest. I heard people starting to go for the summit from about 8. I think me and Phinjo will be the last ones out of here, that's ok, I'm trying to drag my feet I don't want to run into all these other folks on the steep part up to the Balcony and have them going real slow and that makes us end up being cold, I'd much rather give them a good head start, let us walk our speed up that face and maybe pass them all when the sun comes up, we'll see how that works out. It's still a beautiful night, not a puff of wind, excellent conditions for a climb to the summit of Mount Everest. So I'll give you a yell from part way up if I'm able, if it's too cold to take my gloves off and work the phone I think you'll understand if I wait till it's a little warmer. Everything is going right on schedule and really well. Bye for now.


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