Just a quickie today as all the news is good and the Tibetan Mountain Association (TMA) sent up their climbers this morning and we are off to the North Col first thing tomorrow. What a relief!
All of us excited to be getting on with it and thankfully everything seems to have coincided with a suitable weather window, so now it is really all down to what Mother Nature decides to throw at us. We have paid homage to all the local gods so fingers crossed that the wind is fair and behind us.
All going to plan, we will be making our summit bid very early on the 21st so as you are going to bed think of us grafting our way to the top of this mighty mountain; better still crack open a beer and pray to whoever that the full moon is highlighting our path. I must say on the whole I am very excited but I would be lying if I did not admit to a healthy amount of butterflies winging around - though I know from experience that these will keep me properly on my toes.
Anyway, all this work, time away and preparation has all come down to this. We are ready, very ready in fact. Phone calls have been made to homes, kit has been checked and packed, we have been paired with our Sherpas and mine is a proper dude called Jang Mu, who I have climbed with before and like a lot. Our final hope is for a decent night’s sleep tonight and that we wake up ‘strong like bulls’.
Thank you to everybody who has donated to our charities. Please keep it coming as they are all such worthy causes. I will be back on line on the 24th all going well. What an adventure this is and thank you all for getting behind me, it really has made a huge difference knowing that you are there and have been following it all. I look forward to perching up some bar somewhere with you all on return! Onwards and upwards ……………………
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