Mike calls at 6 am local time to say he reached the summit around 5pm last night!
It took him a great deal longer than expected and needed to stop for a rest on the descent at 7’800m once the night settled in.
When he rang this morning he was beginning his ascent down from 7’800m to base camp. We expect t0 hear a more about his gruelling venture once he has arrived at base camp, eaten and rested a little.
No news from Fred since yesterday afternoon after his ascent of the summit. He was already coming down in altitude yesterday afternoon so we imagine he rested in Camp 2 last night and will be back at base camp early this morning.
Well done guys!! What a feat!!