Just off a quick call from a VERY relaxed sounding Adrian, checking in from the South Col. He and Sergey have settled in and plan to depart for the summit of Everest around 2am. The winds are a bit higher than what’s ideal, but manageable, and they are timing their climb to be on the summit before it picks up later in the morning. There are only a few other teams planning on the same summit day, so Adrian and Sergey happily decided to negotiate slightly higher wind speeds in order to be less crowded on the climb and summit.
Stay tuned for their arrival back at the South Col. Hopefully, they’ll be feeling similar to how they feel right now, ’cause there’s still another mountain to climb!