Saturday, May 20, 2017

8379 meters--almost half-way

Latest update has them at 8379 meters, which higher than all but the following five mountains:

1. Everest
2. K2
3. Kangchenjunga
4. Lhotse
5. Makalu

I show them reaching the summit around 9:30am/11:45 on the East Coast.  If this is true, it is slower than expected but not a huge concern.  I expect their average pace has been impacted a fair amount by an expected rest at the Balcony.  Perhaps we'll see the estimated summit time trend earlier.

In any event, they are just about half-way there from a vertical ascent perspective....

Here is what it looks like--looking up the SE ridge: