: "On top of the world! Great summit day- warm and calm for the duration of our climb above high camp. The night started calm and clear.
As we crested the #NortheastRidge
we could see across the #KangshungFace
to headlamps from climbers ascending from the #SouthCol-
one of the most amazing sights I've seen.
Clouds built and snow started, but we picked our window to avoid the bitter winds of the jet stream, so we were pleased by the weather (until our descent below C3 😑) We made it all the way back to #EverestABC
after the #summit-
an 8,000' descent! @adrianballinger
made the top without Os and then returned to ABC too- huge shout out for that monumental feat! So psyched everyone made it up and down safely.
HUGE thanks to our incredible #Sherpa
team: Panuru (sirdar), @dorjisherpa
, Phurba, Nawong, @namgye
, Pasang Ringi and Mingma. There is no way could do it without you!
@alpenglowexpeditions #AdventureDoneRight #Everest #Everest2017 #MountEverest
#DarnTough #JulboUSA #strapinventureout #terramartribe"