Hello from camp 2, we all made it down safely. We all have our aches and pains. My toes and fingers will be fine in a few months no permanent damage just dead nerves. Will lose most of my toenails, I’m sure, but it could have been much worse.
I am still processing the last two days and need some time to clear the facts from hearse, and remember what I saw and felt.
So I can tell the real story, of what happened on Everest May 23, 2019.
There are so many emotions of joy, relief, sadness, disbelief and so on. It will take some time to sort out my feelings.
Tomorrow, I will wake at five am. Gear up for the last time on this expedition.(my 53 rd day.) March across the white Sahara and down through the Khumbu Icefall for the last time. And then, when I’m safe in basecamp I will thank her (Everest) for
allowing me to summit and return safely. For not all of us who climb, return. – Chad Gaston