Back to the Safety of the South Col
Dave Hahn calling from the safety and the comfort of our tent at the South Col, 26000 feet again. We got back from our summit bid, myself and Leif, about 11:15, the rest of our team was down within a half an hour before and after us, so no epics everybody happy and healthy. So that’s great. Leif and I elected to stay up here for the night . .
. and our other four team members went down to ABC. That’s a good strategy, to get a little lower. We are going to overnight, we are going to do it tomorrow morning. It’s such a different feeling now being in this tent at the Col. Before it was stress and wondering and worrying, and in fact last night when we went to bed we’d received just by, randomly, somebody had given us a terrible forecast for the night, and we said, well, don’t worry about it, let’s see what the weather does. But we did listen to it and sure enough the wind blew a little bit, we really thought we weren’t going to get it, an opportunity, we had to come face to face with the possibility that we weren’t going to get up the mountain, that’s part of what made him sweet. And now sitting here in this same tent there’s none of that worry, there’s just the knowledge that we’re going to climb down this thing nice and safe over the next couple of days and make it a real victory, be all the way to the bottom of this mountain with no problems. That’s our hope