Just a quick update on the situation on Everest, where a number of teams set off on their summit bids yesterday with an eye on topping out on Tuesday, the 12th. Those teams are now either back in Base Camp or descending the mountain as we speak thanks to high winds and generally poor weather conditions up on the mountain.
Teams like IMG and First Ascent are planning on staying in BC for now to rest and prepare for the next attempt, which is likely not to come until the middle of the week at this point. First Ascent reevaluates their plans in the video below.
Be sure to check out Alan Arnette’s Everest 2009 Page for regular updates. Alan is doing an amazing job of keeping up with everything that is going on on the mountain and is posting news and his own personal insights on a regular basis.
Stay tuned. This is just a slight delay. There will be plenty of news soon enough.