3.20am Nepal Time
A huge congratulations to Joan Clofent and Ang Dorjee Sherpa who have just topped out on the summit of Mount Everest with Nawang Sherpa and Kami Rita Sherpa!
This also sees Joan complete his Seven Summits so double congratulations to him! Joan also sends his love to his family from the top of the world.
Joan is also in good company with Ang Dorjee clocking up his sixteenth summit and Kami Rita his twelfth. This is Nawang’s first Everest summit and we extend a huge congratulations to him from the whole AC family.
This first summit team made great time ahead of the crowds, with only three other climbers ahead of them! It is still dark out there but we should see the first glimmer of daylight soon. The wind has begun to pick up and Joan, Ang Dorjee, Kami and Nawang have already begun their descent.
I look forward to bringing you news from the rest of the team as soon as I receive it.
Congratulations once again to our first summiteers for the 2012 season!
Caroline at Base Camp