May 19,21:00hrs NPT - SUMMIT UPDATE.... KEVIN & LHOTSE NEXT......
Team arrived back at the South Col at 16:00hrs, they are resting, tired but in good shape. Sean arrived at the Col at 12:00n so he headed down and is already at Camp 2.
Tomorrow at 08:00hrs (May 20) the team is planning on climbing all the way down to Camp 2, they should be there around 14:00hrs, stay the night and (May21) morning early, they will be back at base camp, debrief, wrap and wine tasting.
Kevin Farebrother will depart from the South Col tomorrow to Camp 4 on Lhotse, summit bid the next day (May 21), climb down to Camp 2 and be at base camp on the 22nd. Kevin will be accompanied by Tashi Sherpa and SPOT.
Peak Freaks will be pulling out of EBC on May 23rd. Thank you everyone for all of your support this far, we still have some mountain left.
What's next? Everest Training- Triple Crown 2013 is now full and bookings for Everest 2014 are next.
Right after Everest Marty Schmidt is off to Broad Peak (12th highest in the world), if all goes well and it feels right, he will head over for the Abruzzie Ridge on K2, along with good friend from Australia, Chris Warner.
Over and out.. Tim Rippel