The Waiting Game

So good news and not so good news. Our Elite Sherpa team of 8 finished fixing the lines and all 8 summited! The bad news is the weather only looks good for one more day then doesn’t get better till the 21st-22nd. So as of now, we have pushed our starting day back to the 17th. This is the part that kills you! We have been here now almost 7 weeks, away from our families, loved ones, and work. I was told the waiting would be one of the hardest things, and it’s proving to be true.

Now that the ropes are in all teams will be jockeying for position to summit. One thing I like about Garrett and his company is he doesn’t rush to summit (they call it summit fever). Instead he waits a day or two, to allows the other teams to get out of our way.

Either way, I allowed for the time and I am enjoying the down time. It’s just the anticipation of 8 months of training, 7 weeks of climbing, and just knowing how close I am to a life long goal! Well, like we say on the mountains “ hurry up and wait!” Tomorrows a new day with a new weather forecast.

13 thoughts on “The Waiting Game

  1. I always look forward to reading your daily posts. I’m going to miss it when its over. Besides the waiting, what else have you found hard or has surprised you so far ?

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  2. How much oxygen do you typically take between camp 4 to the summit and back? Do the tanks stay on the mountain or can some of them be brought down?

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  3. I’ve told people for years that I have seen old beer cans in the most remote places that I have been. Let me know if you come across any. Lol

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  4. “Hurry up and wait” is also the motto of trying to get anything done in Costa Rica! I would think you’re an expert at it by now. Is it bad luck to tell a climber to “hang in there” ???

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  5. “Hurry up and wait” is also the motto of trying to get anything done in Costa Rica! I would think you’re an expert at it by now. Is it bad luck to tell a climber to “hang in there” ???

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