by Carrie Adams

Noel-HannaUpdate:  Noel has reached the summit!  His fourth successful ascent to Everest.  Amazing job, Noel!

Update: I just heard from Lynne Hanna this morning at 9:30 CST that the team has left for summit about 10 hours of climbing now to top.

This morning I received an email from Lynne Hanna regarding Spartan Founding Few’s Noel Hanna’s Everest ascent attempt. “All going well.   Noel will leave high camp tonight 5.30 Irish  time for summit …” she told me.

Today, and in just one day, Tibetan climbers completed the preparation of the ascent route.  The rope is fixed up along the whole route to the summit and the way is open. The weather is also holding up, giving an excellent chance for a successful ascent and the wind is within allowable thresholds.

On the scheduled day for the planned ascent, it should not worsen. The whole team (8 members, 8 Sherpa’s, and also 3 guides) are now in a camp at an altitude of 7,800 meters. On May 20, in the morning, they will go to the assault camp at 8,300 meters. And tomorrow, the whole team should go into the assault of Everest. All are doing well.

Keep Noel and his team in your thoughts on such a momentous and courageous attempt on Everest!


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