Ger McDonnell and Mick Murphy are both very well in Skardu and plan to fly to Islamabad tomorrow. Well done to both lads for their tremendous efforts on the mountain and to all the climbers, particularly Mick, for showing such team spirit following Ger's incident.
A huge number of people showed an overwhelming willingness to assist in all sorts of ways when news of Ger came through. Thank you to everybody who helped in any way; it was all very much appreciated.
We have been informed by Simon Scott from Banjo's home team that Banjo, Wilco and Jack are now at Camp 3; they were pushed back from C4 today by bad weather but are hoping to move tonight and make their summit bid tomorrow night.
We wish the 3 lads the very best of luck and a safe climb.
The Japanese are reported to have reached the summit today. A hearty congratulations to them.
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