Acclimatization Day- 7 hours up, 40 min down May 5, 2014 | Mountaineering | 12 comments May 5, 2014 Click here to listen to audio report Puja Ceremony Puja Ceremony Puja Ceremony (see Bill praying) Advanced Base Camp 12 Comments Shole on May 5, 2014 at 8:10 pm You are a true inspiration 🙂 we can’t wait to meet you in person and meanwhile wish you a blessed and safe trip. Reply Richard Dryer on May 6, 2014 at 6:31 am Namaste Bill, The complete climber with the strength of many! The 7-hour upward move from ABC to the North Col must have been draining with a new route and a steeper climb–your pictures will shed light on this experience. Life has meaning only to the struggle; your success is in the hands of God. Blessings, Rockman Reply Julian Buitrago on May 6, 2014 at 9:11 am Bill, We are praying and pulling “up” for you! My 9-nine year old son will share your experience with his Washington Elementary School, Union, NJ 3rd Grade Class!!! Regards, Julian Buitrago, and Lil Julian Buitrago Union, NJ Reply Ed Buck on May 6, 2014 at 9:14 am Bill, You sound real good. G Go bulk up and get some good rest. We will be praying for you on your summit push God Bless, Ed Buck Reply Barbara Livengood on May 6, 2014 at 10:19 am My students at South Middle School in Salina, Kansas are following your movements every day. We wondered why you were headed back down again until we heard your post that a storm is headed your way. We are wondering if you have a target date in mind for summiting? Our thoughts and prayers are with you every day. You are inspiring each of the students to dream big! Reply Kevin Lee on May 6, 2014 at 10:55 am Namaste, Bill… would FedEx you some dry socks but they don’t deliver to ABC… yet… Tnx for the fotos & audio report… we’re with you vicariously and wafting positive thoughts your way… all best… K:-) Reply Paul G. Colaneri on May 6, 2014 at 11:51 am Hi Bill. This is truly astonishing, the North Col and 23,000ft, sans oxygen. What on earth vitamins do you take? I can’t even get a good night’s sleep at the Four Seasons! When you return, I would like to talk to you again about your training and general preparation. Am considering Cho Oyu next year, followed by The Big E beyond that. This is fascinating stuff! Paul from Hingham Reply Bud Swanson on May 6, 2014 at 12:55 pm Namaste Bill, I’ve followed your adventures for a few years, but I’ve never posted. You are a true inspiration. It’s wonderful what you have done with Ollie and involving him in your training. Great grandfather and adventurer. I’ve traveled your route to CBC, stayed at the Rongbuk monastery and then onto Kalapatthar on the south side. Your commentary and pictures are special for me. Looking forward to seeing your north side summit. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Go Bill! Bud Swanson San Diego Reply Ken Curtis on May 6, 2014 at 2:45 pm Bill: You sound strong. Your training and prepration have served you well. Get plenty of rest and good food as you prepare for your final push. God Bless!! Ken Reply Marian Campbell on May 6, 2014 at 3:15 pm Wow, Bill! You continue to amaze me. I am looking forward to the summit this time. I love the oral updates and the great pictures. stay strong!! Reply Marian Campbell on May 6, 2014 at 3:23 pm If you posted an approx. summit date, I missed it. Do you have an idea when you will reach the top? If so, can you post it again? Thanks Reply LIsa Giger on May 6, 2014 at 5:17 pm Marian- He has not yet posted an anticipated date summit date yet, but will be receiving some weather updates in the next few hours that might give him a target date. (subject to change as the weather changes) Stay tuned! Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.