May 17th, 8.45AM Willie,
Murray, Gene, Undi, and Mingma have summited Everest!!!
Day 52: May 17
Summit Day 6:30 am
This is Sarah Henley reporting. Willie, Murray, Gene, Undi, and Mingma have
arrived to South Summit. There is some low fog but they are above the clouds.
They reported that there is practically no wind to speak of - great news! They
are all tired but are hanging in there. At this point they head to the
Hillary Step and then it is not too far to the top. I would expect them to be
at the summit in an hour or two. I will continue to give updates.
Gary and Phendon made it back to Camp 4 and are warm and resting in tents.
Day 52: May 17
Summit Day 9:00 pm
The Mountain Madness team left the South Col. around 9 pm. They all seemed in
good spirits but anxious for the unknown.
I just heard from Willie at the Balcony, which is amazing timing (five and a
half hours). Gene, Murray, Undi Sherpa, and Mingme Sherpa are with him and
are feeling strong. Gary and Phendon Sherpa turned around about a half hour
ago. When I hear that they are back to Camp 4 I will send an update. The
next time I will hear from Willie is when they are at the South Summit. With
the time they are making I would expect that to be in four or five hours.
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