Robert has safely returned to Camp 2 with Nima and his Sherpa porter. The four fastest from his group were above the storm when it hit. They reached the summit and are now making their way back to Camp 4. The others from his group that were below the storm have returned to Camp 2.
Weather was the main factor for the termination of the summit attempt. Although Robert is sad about the failure, he knows he made the correct decision. No matter how well one has prepared, the variable of weather can be the undoing of even the most experienced expedition team's goal.
Robert will be hiking down to Camp 1 and then on to Base Camp. He, with others, will hire a heli to get them and their gear back to Kathmandu.
Thanks for following along with me. I am sure Robert will have a lengthy post for us in the near future.