16 2002 Report
Everyone, Here is the latest from Gavin and
Willie's Everest summit bid.
and Willie have arrived safely at Camp 3 and are
feeling great. They are due to leave on their
summit bid in 6 hours, but at the moment the
wind is far too strong to do that. They are both
hoping that the weather eases slightly between
now and their 10pm.
says it's gusting to at least 25 knots and it
needs to be a maximum 12-15 knots. They are
eating at the moment - they're always eating! -
and are then going to try and get some rest.
They are camped, according to Gavin, on a tiny
patch of rock next to a considerable drop so
they have to be careful when they leave the
tent! They made the climb up from camp 2 in two
and a half hours. Gavin says there are have been
some people up on the summit quite late today -
about 1 or 2pm their time.
is going to call back soon and we'll keep