Climbing Everest

Every year in May I watch the Everest news for all the drama. As the place has turned into a bit of a circus with people thinking they can go from the couch to Everest in a few months, there are always some great stories coming out of each climbing season.

Last night I was happy to see that the first Everest summits from the south were made and it now looks like 44 people summited today, including the oldest ever. Chris Pauner who was missing on the north side a couple days ago has turned up just fine in base camp. Still no updates on the climber with a broken leg that was hoping for a rescue today. I’m also expecting to see Scott Woolums posting video from the summit that he stood on earlier today.