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Prayer flags above Dingboche. Lhotse and Island Peak in the background.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

To The Summit, an Everest 2016 Update

At 11:49 a.m. CDT Robert was at the Elevation 27979 ft.

Many of you have been following Robert's progress with the DeLorme GPS InReach. Robert's Mother, Ruth has been keeping close watch all day. The following are her comments. She is a real wordsmith and researcher.

10:37 a.m. CDT "Thursday is Phurba. (Not pronounced like an F of course, but sort of an aspirated P.)"  Ruth is correct when she states that Robert "should summit Thursday morning".

DeLorme GPS marker 

3:49 p.m. CDT "Half and hour ago Robert was at 28,020.18 ft = 1,015 vertical feet from the summit. I'm going to see if I can find what elevation the Hilary Step is."

3:55 p.m. CDT "The Hillary Step is at 28,840 ft., just 195 ft from the summit.  At the time of the last recording of his elevation, he still had 820' to the Step.  I'm guessing that if all goes well he still has about 3 hours to go to the top."

Today I feel like I have been writing a season of the television series "24", in real time. We are almost to the end of the season so stay tuned in. Seriously, thanks so much for following along and for your thoughts and prayers for Robert's summit success and safe return.

Posted by Patty Kay
Lincoln, NE

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