SPOT Astronaut Scott's Mt. Everest Summit-Final Summit Blog
Keith Cowing: We all awoke this morning to some rather stiff winds here at Everest Base Camp. Add in a few avalanches overnight and it was a rough and tumble night for sleeping. While our tents (large and small) are well-secured, one still gets the regular impression that the wind is about to rip them free of their anchors.
Up on the mountain, it is also windy, but things are expected to get better as the day progresses and all summit plans (including Scott's) continue as planned. Scott's summit window still focuses on a 7-8 pm 19 May / 5-6 am Local time 20 May summit.
I just did a Skype update with Miles O'Brien about the wind, Scott's progress, and altitude acclimatization and plan to do another later today - live - with Miles at the Challenger Learning Center in Manhattan, NYC.
Scott is using his SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker to check in. You can follow his progress all the way to the summit by checking his personal tracking page . Select "terrain" to see how close he is getting to the summit of Mt. Everest.