MoapaPk wrote:A reminder, Azzy probably made it.
I think most Himalayan climbers would acknowledge some of the climbs are "just" long slogs. Others require rock climbing skill... with mittens, plastic boots, crampons, Michelin-man clothes, hypoxia, and slick snow.
I would guess that Azzy is now ready for the South Col of Everest...especially if he has 60,000 dollars to give to a guide; just a matter of sliding an ascender along a fixed rope...and walking ten feet every few minutes.
Amazing how Everest has become the site of benefits and fundraisers or whatever, for all sorts of special interest groups trying to make a point about something. No doubt some tow ropes could be rigged up to an iron lung...and that too would surely be an incredible "first"