Thursday, 26 May 2011

Summit Attempt 26 May 05:29 (00:44 UK Time)

The sun is now up and there are stunning views from the North East ridge to Cho Oyu (8,188m) and Shishapangma (8,027m). The summit attempt remains on schedule for all, with the exception of Nick who remained at Camp 3 and Salam who was finding it tough going so has been asked to descend.

Zac is now at the top of the Second Step (8,600m) with Greg slightly behind him and the rest of the team ahead. With the sun up they can now see up to the Third Step (8,700m) and the summit (8,848m). The first member of the team (probably Geordie) is likely to summit in about 30 minutes and Zac is expecting to make it in about two hours time.