The team believes that a summit doesn't count if you don't get down safely. Today, at about noon, the climbers all returned to base camp, exhausted, but safe. They're down, they're safe, they're done.

Tomorrow we leave camp and start heading home. We have lots more Everest stories to tell, but for the next couple of days, updates to the blog will be less frequent as we focus on traveling out of the Khumbu…

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