High Winds, No Summit!
No Summit, but we're back down and safe! John and I made a decision to turn around just below Camp 3 on the north side. High winds on the summit ridge above, combined with a short weather window made our choice clear. Safety before glory! We're in bc now getting ready for the drive to Kathmandu tomorrow, which is probably more dangerous than climbing Everest! A quick note on this season. We made a choice to go after the crowds, and enjoyed a pure mountain experience with only our extended group.