May 21, 2012
IMG guides Max Bunce, Eric Remza, 13 Classic climbers, and their sherpas are heading up the Khumbu Icefall in the cold early morning hours tonight, shooting for the summit of Mt Everest on May 26. We are hoping that the weather forecasters are correct – they have predicted a weather window coming in a few days. Right now, though, it is blowing hard again up high, after the short window of lower winds that allowed our Hybrid and Guided teams to sneak up on May 19th. The Classic climbers are all super psyched to finally be moving up. They have done their preparations, and demonstrated the patience and persistance to put themselves in position to take their shot. We’ll keep you posted on their progress!