Camp 3-Camp 4 Update 3 11.10 a.m.
I have just heard from Paul and Fiona and they have reached the Geneva Spur. They are having a rest there and say that they are feeling fantastic and the oxygen is a great help to them. The weather is perfect-about 13 degrees and the sun is shining. They have even taken lots of pictures.
I am sorry for people who are trying to work, but the feedback I am getting is that all their family, friends and supporters are glued to their computers! (just change the screen when the boss comes past or better still involve him or her-the more positive thoughts and good vibes the better!)
I'll let you know when they get to the Col as that will be my next update.
Posted by: Phil - Sydney on May 22, 2006 04:43 PM AEST
Go, go, go, go !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Katrina Cuskelly on May 22, 2006 04:49 PM AEST
I'm so excited for you being so close, I think I need some oxygen!!! Imagine Neil and Marg now, go for it guys safely safely!!
Posted by: Phil Stammers > Melb > Australia on May 22, 2006 04:51 PM AEST
I have this perfect pic of Everest on my desktop taken
from the north east. You can see C4 south col > all the way to the summit in great detail, so as you update I am getting a real sense of the excitment and awe as Paul & Fiona go onward and upward.
All systems go... again my thoughts are with you.
Posted by: Ian on May 22, 2006 04:51 PM AEST
This is sooo exciting. Hope the weather stays good, safe climbing
Posted by: Sara, Magnetic Island, Australia on May 22, 2006 04:59 PM AEST
Thank you so much Mary for these regular updates. I am on the edge of my seat (much more fun than working!). Paul and Fiona - go guys - we are egging you on from afar and you are almost there!
Posted by: Johanna - Melbourne on May 22, 2006 05:00 PM AEST
Great job Mare! Home with a head cold - what a great way to spend the afternoon. Should be ready to party when you come back.
Fiona & Paul - GO GO GO!!!!
Love, Hugs and Kisses
Jo & Leo
Posted by: MC - Vancouver, Washington, USA on May 22, 2006 05:08 PM AEST
THANK YOU MARY!!!!!!!
I was just re-reading the "Past Climbing Trips" section on Fi & Paul's web-site, looking at pix of them standing on the summits of other peaks they have climbed. This is just so exciting!
Fi, Paul, Den and your Sherpas - Keep climbing onward and up, up, upward. MC
p.s. I am one of the lucky ones...I normally work Mon. - Fri. but I have this Monday off!!! Yeah!
Posted by: Invizage on May 22, 2006 05:12 PM AEST
Great stuff guys!! We are all on the edge of our seats at Invizage!!
Keep the updates coming Mary
Danny, Ross, Glen, Muggas, Dessa, Jo and Little Johny H
Posted by: Lucinda on May 22, 2006 05:28 PM AEST
Hi Paul & Fiona,
Great stuff - am on the edge of my seat! Keep the updates coming Mum, you're doing a great job.
Hope to hear some more good news soon.
Posted by: Georgia on May 22, 2006 05:33 PM AEST
Sooo exciting! My whole office is cheering Paul and Fiona along! There will be no work getting done this afternoon!
Lots of love and best wishes,
Posted by: Simon & Jacqui on May 22, 2006 05:37 PM AEST
Hi Paul & Fiona - This is getting very exciting now! Keep up the hard work and we look forward to seeing you reaching the summit! Great work! Simon & Jacqui.
Posted by: Kerry Noonan on May 22, 2006 05:39 PM AEST
Thanks for the breaking updates Mary. It's brilliant to hear from the expedition more frequently, especially at this point in the game. I'm sending as many positive vibes that I can muster.
Posted by: Mum & Dad H on May 22, 2006 05:56 PM AEST
Thanks for the updates - it's just great to hear that Fiona & Paul are feeling good and doing so well. So far so good!!
Mum & Dad H
Posted by: Ronald F Munro on May 22, 2006 05:57 PM AEST
Mary, For those who are not so well informed how far from Camp four is Geneva Spur and South Col Love Dad
Posted by: Dawn and Bob C. on May 22, 2006 06:13 PM AEST
Dear Paul and Fiona,
We have been carefully following your amazing voyage for many, many days.
You are so close to reaching the summit and we wish you success, joy and love.
We think that you two must have some of the 'bravery genes' of our dear friend RONALD FANE MUNRO. (who is the grandfather of Paul and an Australian hero of WWII...and, Ron M.is our hero as well).
With every good wish from Dawn and Bob C. Go well, take care and return to us with your wonderful stories of conquering Everest as a couple.
Posted by: Jean-Pierre GENTON (Paris) on May 22, 2006 06:13 PM AEST
Toujours plus haut ! Bravo ! All french are looking, hour by hour, for your performance. GO again !
Jean-Pierre GENTON, the french cousin
Posted by: Glenda Mickleburgh on May 22, 2006 06:39 PM AEST
Hi Mary, You are doing a great job keeping us all on the edge of our seats! many thanks for your efforts.
Posted by: John (the vet!) from Melbournee on May 22, 2006 06:47 PM AEST
Now that John the PM has put his two cents' worth in, what can the rest of us say?? :) Go, go, go!! Look out for Mallory when you get to the top. And yes, save some energy for the descent.
Posted by: Liz - Upper Montclair, NJ USA on May 22, 2006 09:24 PM AEST
Hello Mary, you are doing a wonderful job of keeping us all posted - Thank you!!
Thrilled for them and praying both the weather and their energy hold up.
Climb on Paul and Fi !!
Posted by: Gavin, Sydney on May 23, 2006 09:57 AM AEST
I am so excited for you both as you climb up to the summit this morning. It must be so exciting for you Mary being there at BC. May the climb be everything you want it to be. I am wishing you a safe and successful day on Everest.
Gavin Turner, Sydney