Pic from c2 on final summit push...On the 12th May after just returning from a hard training session on Kalapathar, a last minute meeting was called by Passang, Mingma and Tsering, they presented the potential alignment of a weather window opening on the 16th, along with a rumour of rope fixing being taken charge of by the Ghurkas (Nepali soldier division in British army) who were there waiting to make a summit bid also. There were a lot of ifs and maybes, but there was a chance and that was enough to make us go for it, 8 hours later. So up at 2 am and our summit push had begun, it would give us a straight push to camp 2, no time for a days rest there which would be normal, on to camp 3 next day, and following day to camp 4 where we would rest for 4 hours before commencing the final push for the top. I cannot describe how tough each day was, in particular because of the scorching day time heat, my entire system shut down to food and drink, even though I was burning on average 15,000 calories a day and in temps above 30c, from camp 2 wearing a down suit as temps could start as low as -15c. By the time I got to camp 4 stomach cramps and vomiting was causing me major concern but this was the summit push and something had to go wrong naturally! At 9pm the final push started, temps not so bad at the start and winds low, but maybe -25/30at later stages. I blanked -time, thirst, hunger and discomfort and got into the perfect zone for focus and plodding along, and the hours slipped by, within an hour i had seen the first body and after a short prayer and reflection I took the time to reflect on what I needed to do not to become part of the mountain. When the sun began to rise and the place I had dreamed of being for so long presented itself on every side of me, the majestic mountains of the Himalayas I took a few minutes to appreciate how close I was to realising my dream. Eventually at 9.45am I stood on top of the world. I was hit with emotions after a tough climb to be there and thoughts of all I had put people though for me to be there along with the support I had received from so many of you. Tamting Sherpa and I began the descent after 25mim on top. Tbc.