Author: Yuri Solodukhin, Smolensk, Russia
It was hard... A lot of hiking, a lot of pretty steep sections. And at the end, the rocky section is quite difficult. And at the height, you had to split up with the people, they were breaking in and out.
I don't have any strength anymore, I had to climb.
Honestly, I've had enough of this oxygen starvation. Even with oxygen you take 10 breaths after 8,000.
My back hurts, with this cylinder all the time back and forth, back and forth.
And look what happened to us. It turned out that we actually climbed Everest from the third camp. We didn't get any sleep at the fourth camp. We came, we had two hours, we had tea, we ate, but we didn't manage to sleep.
We went down to the fourth camp, and the others occupied our tent. It was easier to continue straight down.
I hardly drank any water, only one cup of tea from eight in the morning until late afternoon.
Now I do not understand if I should go to Lhotse, I was very tired and the condition of the mountain is not good. My fingers were pressed so hard that I could go down through tears. I won't go to Lhotse. I did not want to risk it one more time.
But the main thing is that we did it! I climbed Everest, and I will return to Lhotse next year!