Keith Reesby – Closing Statement

May - 27 2010

This is the blog that I hoped I’d never have to write. Neither of us got to stand on top of Everest, and at first glance one might deem the expedition and the months of preparations a failure. Despite the massive disappointment of not having achieved our ultimate goal, and the fact that we were […]

Josh Lewsey – Closing Statement

May - 27 2010

To climb everest one needs 3 aspects: 1.physical capability 2.sufficient will power 3. Adequate support / luck In our case we had the first two covered but sadly when it mattered most on summit day for factors outside our own control we lacked on the third. From the start we talked about doing Everest in […]

The Day After

May - 27 2010

Throughout the day the other team members made their way back to the safety and relative luxury of ABC. Stories of the summit evening were readily told back in the warm. It quickly transpired that there were quite a few incidents; be them organisational, communication or otherwise that negatively contributed to our low level of […]

Summit Day

May - 27 2010

Having brewed up as much as possibleĀ at the high altitude where 1 litre takes two hours and sorting out ones kit to go we set off at 2230 into the cold and dark. On reflection, no one appeared to orchestrate leaving or indeed if there were any accompanying Sherpas. It was mainly a steep slope […]