The Everest team, including Dan Martin who has been writing a diary of the trip for Nature, have made it successfully to the summit:
The Caudwell Xtreme Everest Team are pleased to announce that Mike Grocott, Sundeep Dhillon, Chris Imray, Dan Martin, Nigel Hart, and Dave Rasmussen summitted Everest from the south side at 06.30 this morning (Nepal time). They were joined by Pema Tharki Sherpa, Mingma Tsiri Sherpa, Thundu Sherpa, Pasang Tenzing Sherpa (all brothers), Tshering Pemba Sherpa, Pema Chhiring Sherpa, Tashi Sherpa, Pasang Nuru Sherpa, Ongda Gyalzen Sherpa, and Dendi Sherpa. They are all now resting at Camp Four at the South Col.
Michael Brown, Vijay Ahuja, and Maryam Khosravi are also at Camp Four, and they have been joined by Paul Gunning, Roger McMorrow, Mick O’Dwyer, Jeremy Windsor, and Andre Vercueil. These five climbers moved up from Camp Three half way up the Lhotse face today.
Denny Levett, Patrick Doyle, and Graham Hoyland have remained at Camp Two, and were instrumental in keeping communications going between the climbing team and the rest of the mountain during the summit attempt last night. They have also continued to care for an injured climber, who is awaiting evacuation to base camp.
Watch this space for more details once they’ve got their breath back!