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12
Nov

They Are All Safely Down

November 12, 2015 We finally heard from Bill late last night! He called his wife Sharon from Lukla and briefly reported that all is well and the trip was great. They were so exhausted after descending to Base Camp that they took a helicopter back to Lukla instead of the very long trek back down. […]

11
Nov

Still Waiting

We have not yet personally heard from Bill (most likely due to no battery left in satellite phone), but Garrett Madison has corresponded with his team back home and has sent some amazing photos. The photo below is the rock wall that turned them around-I think they made a wise decision! See more amazing photos at Madisonmountaineering.com. […]

9
Nov

So Close…. The Smart Decision To Turn Around

We just received this info from Garrett’s support team… “The climbing team got extremely close to the summit and unfortunately had to head back due to a very dangerous rock face. They believed the rock shelf was prone to falling. They are now headed back down to Camp 1.” We are happy they are safe […]

9
Nov

Summit Anticipation!

Garrett Madison, the team’s expedition leader, had this update posted to his website last night: “Yesterday Garrett & Sid, along with four of our climbing Sherpas went up from Camp 1 to work on fixing lines to the summit ridge. This was a slow and important step as we prepare the route for our climbing teams ascent. […]