Lindley and Ernest left this
morning for Camp 2, thus finally launching their summit bid. After a pre-dawn
breakfast, the two men left Base Camp at 5am, when the sky is already bright.
As Group 1 of the NUS team, they will be poised to summit on May 29 or 30,
depending on the establishment of the fixed ropes to the summit as well as the
weather, which will be relayed to them from Base Camp.
Group 2, comprising the rest of
the team, will leave the next day or so and aim to summit the day after Group
This is the final push. Three
years of training has come down to the next few days. It is important to
remember that many factors are not within the control of the members. Like any
worthwhile pursuit, there are risks -- some calculated, others perhaps
unpredictable. But we have faith in their judgement and maturity, and
confidence in their abilities.
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