OK, it’s about time to stick in the fork and see if it’s done! We still have climbers on Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Nuptse, but they are pretty lonely as most teams are back in Kathmandu or even sleeping in their own beds tonight. All these folks need to get up and out as I’m getting nervous that this weather window will slam shut.
Madison Mountaineering has moved his team to the South Col and is settling in for the night and all day tomorrow, planning to leave for the summit around 9:00 pm and summit Friday, May 20. There may be a couple of other teams, but I’m told the mountain is pretty quiet now.
And we are still waiting for David Göttler to make his no O’s unsupported attempt. Another climber I pointed out at the beginning of the season is Irish James McManus, also going without Os. He’s with Tsering Sherpa.
As I already noted, over on Makalu are Carla Perez and guide Jon Gupta with a client. They are also hoping to get the summit on the 20th. And we think Tim Mosedale and Dawa Tenzing Sherpa are still driving towards the tippy top of Nuptse.
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