David had originally intended to be the first man to complete a “double traverse”, first starting in the North, going up the mountain, reaching the summit, then going down to the South side. After a few days rest, the plan was to return to the North by reversing his path. After completing the first leg of his traverse however, David decided that once was enough, and he gave up on his plans for the double traverse.
In the interview, David discusses his climb, revealing details that he hadn’t discussed elsewhere yet, with some surprisingly challenging conditions on the descent to the South side. He also talks about climbing with a Discovery Channel camera team, his thoughts on abandoning his second traverse, and much more. It’s definitely a great read.
And in case you missed it, check out The Advenurists’ first interview with David that was conducted a few months beack before he left for Everest. The two together are quite insightful.
Good stuff Jason! Keep up the great work.
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