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Everest 2008 Home

Dave Hahn Back at Advance Base After His Tenth Everest Summit

By Dave Hahn - May 27th, 2008 7:38 am GMT -0700

Via Satellite Phone - LISTEN IN!

Editor's Note: GreatOutdoors.com Everest correspondent Dave Hahn became the only non-Sherpa climber to reach double digits in terms of the number of times to the top of Everest. His climb yesterday with Nicky Messner and Samduk Dorje was his tenth trip to the top of the highest mountain on earth, more than any other Westerner.

Hey, this is Dave Hahn and I'm back down at Advance Base Camp. Nicky and Samduk, myself, we summitted this morning around 7 or 7:30, 7:30 is probably more like it. And we made it all the way down to Advance Base Camp at 21,300 rather than spending another night at the South Col and that will pay big dividends tomorrow morning to wake up this much lower on the mountain. But it meant a lot of work today to get all the way down here, but certainly the kind of work we like to do.
It was exciting as anything to be on top today, on a clear day, on a nice day, unexpectedly, and without crowds up there, what a luxury, what a treat and I'm only sorry I couldn't keep contact while I was up there, that was my intention. But every time I would bring up a Chinese satellite for my telephone conversations, it would shut me down, it wouldn't allow the call. So that's why you haven't heard from me the last two days up on the South Col where I was prone to get the Chinese satellite rather than the Nepalese. But, anyway, back in the world now, heading down to Base Camp tomorrow and I'll catch you up on everything that's been going on. Thank you.

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Comments

Yippee!!

Good on you! Congratulations all around!

Posted on May 30, 2008 - 12:54pm
by Visitor

Way to Go

Nice to follow you again this year Dave. I've really enjoyed your comments on the climb and have been waiting to hear all is well. Great job, and thanks for the second hand experience. Any scrabble up high?

Sean Moore

Posted on May 29, 2008 - 2:17pm
by Sean Moore

YEAH NICKY!!!!!

Hey Nicky!

We've been following your progress the whole way and are so psyched that you made it - most proud of you!!!!

L&G

Posted on May 27, 2008 - 6:43pm
by Lynn & Gary Mountford

Congratulations Dave & Crew

Congratulation Dave!!

What a great job... Been following each posting with anticipation and concern. Also waiting to see pictures in Taos next winter.

Posted on May 27, 2008 - 10:31am
by Taos Skier

Congratulations Dave.

Congratulations Dave.
Looking forward to your photos and recap at the ST. B next winter. So go safely through the ice fall and try not to break any more planes or helicopters on your way home.

Posted on May 27, 2008 - 10:04am
by Visitor

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