So much of this climb was out of Andrew's control, from having to climb on the Nepal side, to waiting out the Olympic flame's controversial trip to the top. However, when it came down to it, Andrew said he would reach the summit of Mt. Everest on May 22 or 23. And he did.
He and a small group, climbed through the night to arrive at the top of the world at 7am May 23!
"It was a more difficult climb than I realized it would be and climbing all night borders on desperate (we left camp at 9 pm). The summit was cold and windy, as was most of the climb Ö" says Andrew.
Since then, Andrew and his team began the descent with the eye on returning to family and friends back home. As of May 26, they have returned to and packed up base camp, then began the hike back toward the world they left two months ago.
Andrew concludes this remarkable journey with his heroic act of compassion and humanity to flame his ultimate, triumphant achievement! Hear his adventures first hand! Book Andrew as a keynote speaker to hear his triumphs first hand. Contact The Knowledge Bureau now: 1-866-953-4769.
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