After a successful summit of Mt. Everest on May 19, Fred and Kurt safely descended back to Base Camp. The descent took two days. They dropped from Camp 4 to Camp 2 on May 20. On the 21st they woke early and descended through the Khumbu Icefall, which was the last of the objective hazards on the route to negotiate.
Once down in Everest Base Camp they quickly packed up all their gear and managed to secure a helicopter that flew them from EBC to Kathmandu. Flights are re-booked for traveling home. Projected arrival in Los Angeles will be on the 24th.
Upon re-entering civilization and seeing all the comments on this blog plus all the messages on our emails and Facebook pages it has been heart warming seeing what everybody has written. We promise you every single comment will be read if it hasn’t been already!! We will do our best to respond as soon as we can!!
For the moment we are concentrating on having some good meals and doing our best to rehydrate. It is difficult for us to believe at the moment that three days ago we were standing on top of the world! We will be posting a report on summit day soon. Stay tuned for that…
Thanks again for everybody’s prayers and well wishes and we look forward to being in touch again soon!!