Friday, 8 June 2007

We did it!

We did it! We reached the summit of Mont Blanc this morning at 8.30. The weather was extraordinary fantastic with a beautiful view of the clouds and the other mountains down below. After a night of thunder and lightning in our little shelter at 3800 m the weather had turned upside down, which we saw right away being met by a starry night when we began the last climb for the summit at 3 in the morning।

The beginning of the climb was in the dark and after a few hours the ascending sun kept us company। Finally at the summit we began the transformation of Mont Blanc to Mont Rouge, and the construction of a new pink state on this unique location. Our guides were fantastic and in the end we all sang the national hymn of pink state composed for the occasion by Kenneth Thordal who played along on his ukulele. At this moment the helicopter arrived with Lars and Henrik whose recordings.

I´m looking very much forward to seeing when once again we hit civilization. The climb began three days ago and we will be back tomorrow after days of exhausting, challenging and wonderful experiences in the mountains climbing from 1500 m to 4810m and back.

1 comment:

michel said...

Great Marco!!!
Congratulations !!!
I am proud to have started the process going on to the success with you and Joachim ...
Hold on
Michel from Chamonix