Karina and Pemba Sherpa here… We have been almost a week here waiting for the best weather window to leave for our summit push and while we have some extra time I got the pleasure of meeting Bahadur, a 82 y/o Nepalese man that is here to climb Everest and break his own record of being the oldest person to summit!
He has summated when he was 77 y/o and when I asked him the reason why he wanted to climb again his answer was beautiful and simple: “ To feel nature power again”.
I met another inspiring person: a 32 y/o Nepalese man that had lost his arms on a electrical accident and it’s here for the biggest challenge of his life…
Today we are checking the main forecasts again and now we can start the climb at anytime. It will be my 3rd birthday here on the Himalayas and a very special and high one.
We’ve tested our O2 top out masks, I’ve refilled my medical kit and as soon as we get our crampons back we will let you know we are on our way up.