May 11, 2012
Eben Reckord reports that the A4 team moved up to Camp 3 yesterday (about 21,000) and the Sherpas were able to break out a trail further up the ridge during the afternoon. The plan is to start about 11pm tonight and head for the summit. Weather is looking good right now, and they are going to give it their best shot.
Over on Ama Dablam, Liam O’Sullivan reports that the team took a shot at the summit yesterday, but the mountain said “no”. They got hit by snow, and also had some lightening. Several members of the team got very close (within about 50 meters of the top) but they were unable to make the true summit. The team has now descended to BC and everyone is doing well.