A brief update on Jon's progress - Jon's summit window is today.
It's 5pm-ish on Everest and Jon's in his tent at Camp 4, 26,000ft, eating and drinking. Jon will depart Camp 4 around 9pm and head to the summit as a team of four. Jon, Arnold Coster team guide, and two Sherpa. Weather is favorable....summit winds around 30mph. Numerous climbers summitted yesterday reporting winds under 40mph. I just checked the weather maps, and he's got 12-24 hours to make it happen. Of course, he'll still have to get down. Jon told me they'll dial the oxygen flow up to help. I'm 100% confident he'll make it if he's feeling good. I should hear from Jon around 5-6pm Colorado time, and I'll update this blog as soon as I hear from him!
Keep Jon in your thoughts.
Jon wanted me to post this small entry from the night of May 19 and morning of May 20th....Jon kept a very, very detailed account of what he saw and experienced near the summit that horrific night.
From Jon Kedrowski to Chris Tomer: "After my Teammate Dave attempted to rescue four climbers near the summit, a Polish Man needed my help near Camp 4..."
Kedrowski says In reference to assisting Teammate David O'Brien:
"I helped Dave try and administer Dex to the climber to help get him going again, but the Needle David was carrying froze immediately. We each took the climber around the shoulders and started to carry him back to camp. By 545am, we could see the last icy hill down to Camp 4, and also, Urs from our team and his personal Sherpa Lhakpa came along. Lhakpa continued to help us with the Polish Guy, and So then I attended to Sandra and Urs. Sandra was out of Oxygen and fading fast, needing assistance to walk back, and Urs had lost a Crampon, which made his walk back difficult. Ctilly had run on Ahead to help with the rescue of another Sherpa from another team, and to tell Asian Trekking to come help the Polish Man. And so it was basically Myself, Urs, and Sandra, with David and Lahkpa taking over the Polish Rescue Duties."
David was amazing that day. David assisted with rescuing 3 other climbers that day and so stay tuned for his article of his story coming out in the UK London Times in the Coming Days.