Dispatches from the roof of the world
Dispatch #53 May 25, 2012
From On High
The North Face athlete Emily Harrington sends an Instagram self-portrait from the Everest summit at 8,850 meters (29,035 feet). “What a climb it’s been!”

Phil Henderson reports from Base Camp:

As of 3:48 a.m. EDT, all team members are safely back at Camp 4.

Emily and Mark are heading down to Base Camp now.

Sam and Conrad will leave tomorrow.

Kris and Hilaree leave at midnight to climb Lhotse (27,940 feet, 8,516 meters), on the other side of the South Col.

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