July 9, 2013
Greg phoned in about 11 am today, Seattle time. Yesterday was the day. All members on the summit. Back now at 17K and getting ready to get out of there. Nothing is better up high and the sooner they get to a lower altitude, the better. No running, no rushing but unhurried haste always makes sense when you no longer need to stay high. Greg will try to reach me again tonight from 14K to let us know they’re safe and sound. For now, all is positive with Greg and team at 17K. Congratulations to all. No time to let up but it’s easier moving with gravity than against it.