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Everest 2013
Success on Everest & Lhotse!
Written by Garrett Madison   
Monday, 20 May 2013 15:34

GM  Bernardo G on summit

Great weather and route conditions, combined with motivated and determined climbers allowed for summits on both Everest and Lhotse!  On May 18th we made the summit of Everest at 8 AM, then on May 19th we made the summit of Lhotse at 7 AM.  As the photos illustrate, we had unlimited visibility!  I am very happy that all of the Alpine Ascents climbers who climbed succeeded in reaching their goals and made it back to base camp today safely!  We are looking forward to heading home!

Thanks for following!


Lhotse Summit and Safely back at C2
Written by RainOn   
Sunday, 19 May 2013 13:17

The Alpine Ascents cybercast confirmed that Garrett and team made the summit of Lhotse and safely returned to Camp 2 to meet up with the Everest only climbers who had safely descended from Camp 4.  This successful summit of Lhotse completes the "double" of two 8000m peaks within a 24 hour period and makes Garrett the only person to have completed this challenge twice!!  Congratulations Garrett!!

As a footnote: if you were tracking Garrett's progress via the RainOn powered map, you might have noticed that it stopped updating as shy of the Lhotse summit.  Turns out that double summits of Everest and Lhotse exhausted the batteries of the tracking device more than it did Garrett!

Lhotse is a go!
Written by RainOn   
Saturday, 18 May 2013 18:11

Garrett along with guide Ben Jones are just leaving Camp 4 to guide three climbers up the world's fourth highest mountain, the neighboring Lhotse (8516m / 27, 940 ft.).  If successful the five will join the ranks of only three others who have completed two 8000m peaks within 24 hours.  That three includes Garrett who completed the double in 2012!

Written by RainOn   
Saturday, 18 May 2013 02:13

Garrett just phoned to confirm what we just saw on the RainOn tracking map:  He is standing on the summit of Mt. Everest with his team!!  No wind and super clear skies with an unbelievable view.  This is Garrett's sixth summit of Everest.  Amazing!

Going for it!
Written by RainOn   
Friday, 17 May 2013 16:38

It's all about the weather.  Winds have died down and Garrett has made the call to go for the summit after analyzing all the factors.  The team is at Camp 4 currently making their preparations and should be starting to head up to the summit in about 45 minutes.

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