Altitude Everest: Go For Summit!
Another brief update from today on Conrad Anker’s Altitude Everest Team. They reached C4 at 8300m and took the opportunity to rest up in preparation for the summit bid. As I write this, they are likely to already be on their way up, as they were setting off between 2 and 3 AM local time. Obviously, they’re just heading out for their toughest day yet.

The last team on Everest is making their bid to top out, and using all that vintage gear no less. It should be a lot of fun to see how far up they go and how the gear performs. I think it would be amazing if they managed to summit, and I hope we all get a chance to experience what they did through the documentary film.

Right now, the weather is said to be cloudy, with some snow showers, but still fairly warm on the mountain with low winds. It seems that they’ll have decent conditions for their climb. I wish them all the best of luck. Careful on the Second Step boys!

Kraig Becker

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