Newsletter 2724 September 1998
Rest Day ABC / (Summit Attempt)
Whilst most of the team are luxuriating at ABC, RH and DG are busy making their summit attempt along with some other teams. The entire inhabitants of ABC spend all day looking through binoculars and telescopes at the trail of dots heading towards the summit. The trail is visible through the naked eye. DC spends the entire day walking around with two walkie talkies. Phurba, Sonam and RH (on O2) get to the summit first. DG (Crusty) makes it to 8100m without O2 . On the way Crusty’s ascender manages to fly into his mouth, resulting in minor tongue loss. (sorry mate I had to mention it.) A superb effort by both.