December 27, 2012
Received a short email from Jangbu today. All it said was ‘Made It – The Whole Team’. He followed up with a phone call saying that he was standing at Uhuru, the true summit, and with all the team members.
They threaded the needle on this one. Weather didn’t make it easy but the team kept it together and pulled it off in style. The rain came back, in earnest, as they descended from Barafu, our high camp, and chased them all the way to Mweka Camp. But they all made it!
A big congratulations needs to go out to this entire team and to their lead guide, Ang Jangbu Sherpa. Doesn’t hurt to have a highly skilled climber/guide and Everest summiter in the lead. And none of it comes together without the skills, strength and support of our Chagga crew, both the guides and the staff. Individually and as a group, they are simply amazing people. We thank them, again, for sharing their mountain with another IMG team!