Team reached the Balcony 8400m (27,600ft) - Next check in will be when they reach the South Summit at 8690m (28,500ft) in about five hours from now. Keep in mind this is the quiet time of an expedition. They are keeping their nose going the same direction as their toes to get the job done.
We have 19 Sherpas up on the upper mountain right now. Below is the roster is our Team #2 members and personal Sherpas currently pushing for the summit.
Joshua Jarrin (Mountain Guide)- Ecuador
John Stephen- Canada
Mark Hughes - South Africa
Ben Darlington - Australia
Chris Cameron- USA
Stephen Neil - Australia
The other Sherpas are working communications, carrying extra oxygen supplements, holding position in the event of an emergency and will clean off the mountain when we are all finished up here. This group won't get their name in lights for summit success but they are 100% key players in the success of any expedition.
Over and out.... Becky
Peak Freak Expeditions Inc.
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