Monday, May 26, 2008

News from Arnold

Summit Climb:
I have some good news. This morning at 8:00 a.m. local time, Dan, Alan, and Adam Mallory summited Everest. I just spoke with them on the radio. They are doing fine and they will soon start their descent. Unfortunately Laura Mallory left camp 4 last night, but didn’t feel too good so she turned around. She wants to try again this evening with a sherpa. Also, Linda turned around last night and she’s back safely in camp 4.
From the very brief conversation I had with Dan, I think Laura has what Adam & Alan had. Laura is strong and very determined. The family will have to decide if it is safe for her to try another ascent now or if she should descend, recover more and try later. Climbing is not all physical.


bob said...

Congratutations all. What an amazing accomplishment for all of four you.
Best wishes for your safe descent.

love Bob & Liz

Ilona & Peter Dobos said...

Congratulations to the family! Great news! Hope that Laura recovers fast and can make it to the top too.

markmusico said...

Congratulations to all! Dan, Adam & Alan for their success, Laura for having the courage & wisdom. Everything is unfolding as it should. Incredible achievement!

Anonymous said...


I am curious about why Laura would want to go without a sherpa (rather than with)? Why would that be a difference?

Just curious. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the Mallorys, hope Laura recovers and is able to summit. What an awesome achievement. Kathy, CASA MIA

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you all.
I hope Laura make's it also but safety first
Good luck

Terry and Eric said...

Congratulations on a dream realized! Tread carefully on the way down... Our best wishes and prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

AMAZING! What a dream come true. Be safe and best of luck to Laura on reaching the top. Safe trip back down.

Leanne & Pete

Marilou Matthews said...

Way to go Mallorys!! I really hope Laura gets a chance to finish her dream. Best of luck to Laura and to the entire group on their decent...

Marilou Matthews

Michelle said...

Congratulations MEN!! and all the best Laura... I hope you feel well enought to do it! Been watching your site for a while now!
Western Australia

Ernest said...

Congrats Boys. I hope you took a lot of pictures from up top, I can't wait to see them. I hope Laura is feeling better and can summit as well.
See you guys at sea level.

All the best,
Ernest- in Florence, Italy