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Zero Visibility Stalls Summit Attempt

By Ed Viesturs - May 17th, 2009 11:31 am GMT -0700

Via Satellite Phone - LISTEN IN!

Hey everyone. It’s Ed Viesturs calling. It’s midnight here and we’ve finally made the decision not to go, even though the winds have died somewhat. The cloud cap that started on the summit grew and it’s now basically engulfed us here at the South Col so visibility is about zero. So we decided to call it for today. We’re just going to hang out here tomorrow and make an attempt again tomorrow evening. Thanks for checking in.


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Comments

Cool video too!

So close! http://blog.firstascent.com is also posting regular video dispatches from this climb.

Posted on May 17, 2009 - 6:56pm
by Sarah

Good morning have a wonderfull day

Hope the day is better Bill

Posted on May 17, 2009 - 5:55pm
by Bill

Better to be safe

get some good rest check in tomorrow Bill AV co.

Posted on May 17, 2009 - 11:49am
by Bill

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