From stu in the usa office
September 21, 2009
Chris called in this morning from the summit of 7075m Satopanth along with co summiteers Italo and our haps Raj and Raj!
They sounded very excited to be on the top and were feeling great! Chirs said the views were amazing and the weather could not have been better. They took about 5 hours from the high camp and arrived around 9:45am. Veronika began the morning on the summit push but was feeling too cold and returned to the C3 to await the team's return. She must be disappointed but she has made it through all of the most technical climbing on a very demanding peak and must be very satisfied nonetheless. They plan to descend to C2 today and then all the way back to BC tomorrow for a celebration.
Chris plans to call in later when they are back down and we'll check in then to let everyone know they have made it back safely to BC.
Enjoy Chris's audio dispatch below from the top of the Garhwal Himalaya!
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