Success or failure?
The goal was to go to the summit. It would have been so nice to get at least to the death zone. To know how it is breath at 8000 + meters altitude. Most people who know me probably think that this returning back home was a huge disappointment to me. I am sure that feeling may come later. But when I made the decision to turn back, I actually felt really happy. It is great to be alive!
I was also very happy that my personal sherpa-guides, Pasang & Mingma were ok, it was a close call for Pasang in the avalanche.
Mingma, who was also the leading Sherpa of our expedition, said that it is always a great success, if the whole expedition returns back in alive and even in good shape.
What else has this project brought?
Tommi has together with me created an interesting web page, especially the blog. I write some desperate lines and Tommi makes them ok language. Interesting, not too mean or bitter. I have lots of followers. Thank you all who have read my thoughts and thank you Tommi!
I noticed that quite many people seem genuinely to care if I can come back alive and well. That feels very good. Thank you!
I still have have many things to share from my trip, especially about the situation of the sherpas and the families of the deceased, so I will continue writing as long as there are things to be said.