First Everest Summit for Pemba

At 3:30 on Thursday morning, Pemba summited Mt. Everest for his first time. He hiked back down to the South Col to rejoin Jangbu, Nima and Bill who remained at the South Col for the night. Bill is struggling with some breathing problems in the thin air and was forced to abandon his summit attempt. Nima and Jangbu stayed at the South Col with Bill and they all plan to head down to Camp 2 to give Bill the greatest opportunity to recover.