In March 2006, Paul Adler and Fiona Adler left for their attempt to climb Mount Everest. 

We posted live updates here throughout our climb, as well as during the final stages of our preparation.  We hope that this helped our friends, family and other interested parties to experience the adventure with us along the way.

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Summit Day (click photos to enlarge)

Most of these photographs are from Julie Smith who summited on the same day we were climbing (our camera batteries froze so we only got the two photos of Fiona on the summit).

The sun creeping up at around 5:15am (by now we'd already been climbing for nearly 8 hours in the dark)

Some of the first views of the landscape around us
The sun hitting some of the nearby peaks

The shadow of Mt Everest on the clouds below

The Summit Ridge (taken from the South Summit)

Surrounding mountains
Looking towards the Tibetan mountains

The final part of the climb showing Hilary's Step

A climber on top of Hilary's Step

The surrounding view
It was amazing to think that we'd been looking up at many of these peaks for so long and now we were so far above them

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The final part of the summit ridge
Looking back towards the South Summit
From the summit looking down toward Tibet - you can see the track used by climbers from the North side

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Looking back down the summit ridge - the people in the distance are Mingma and Fiona
Looking back at the South Summit

Looking down from the South Summit to the South Col - camp 4 is just near the small slightly darker circle down there

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Fiona on the summit of Mount Everest - surrounded by prayer flags that the Sherpas often bring up
And again, Fiona on the summit - this time with the mask off


Back down in basecamp after being served a special cake to celebrate the climb

It was truly amazing how Pemba cooked this in the most basic of kitchens


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