Paul Pottinger’s Adventures from the Top of the World

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72 thoughts on “HE DID IT!

  1. IMG will be posting their names tonight on the website. Eric said it becomes public record and they will post! Yay yay!! Mama Hess et al are thrilled!

  2. Absolutely amazing, Paul. Indeed you are One Smart Mountaineer. I will continue to follow you each step of the way down and continue to send all my support to you on the mountain.

  3. The Nine’s are sending luck and joy for a safe journey down the mountain. Thank you for sharing your dream with us all. 🙂

  4. So exciting! He will forever be know as “Paul Pottinger, Mt. Everest Summiter”. One more trip through the icefall. Sending good Karma for that last (and most important) hike down the Khumbu. Congratulations to both of you! (I know what a team effort this is).

  5. Yep! He totally did! Kudos. Big respect. I’d say he’s a man who can definitely go the distance, set a goal and work diligently to accomplish it, overcoming obstacles, and exercising patience, all along the way. Can’t wait to hear the news when he’s safe and sound and solid with a big smile at Everest Base Camp in a few days’ time. His blog has been amazing throughout this expedition. Hope he finds time to “fill in the blanks” with more great images and writing relating the weeks from acclimatization rotations, to the summit, and back to base camp, and home, again. I look forward to reading those future posts.

  6. Congratulations on this remarkable achievement! Get down safe.

    I look forward to seeing the pictures and really enjoyed reading your blog the last weeks!

  7. I woke up so thrilled to see that you had made it down safely and promptly burst into tears when I read your name on the official list of climbers who summited on IMG. Seeing the USA next to your name really got to me. You are amazing Paul. Thank you for being such a great inspiration to your nephews. Oliver wants to climb Everest now so you may need to talk to him! Keep your fingers and toes warm and get home soon!! We love you.

  8. Far out Dude!
    A lot of people on the ground were about to turn blue, we’re breathing again. Thanks for your inspiration on realizing a dream. Safe journey home and enjoy the Rum Doddle.

  9. Congratulations from the Heithaus family!!! I bet it felt amazing to be on top of the world 🙂 We followed your blue arrow all day. Can’t wait to see your pictures and read all about your journey to the summit. Safe travels back down and home.

  10. p2, so wonderful to hear that you made it. Congrats! It’s been terrific to follow your progress, thanks for the blogs. Look forward to having you back at the UW.

  11. Nice to see that dot moving again, Paul. Hope you got some well deserved rest at South Col, are feeling OK and soon safely back at Camp2

  12. So happy for you Paul!!!!! Wishing you safe travels down the mountain and all the way home. Congrats!!!

  13. Welcome back to EBC, Paul. Excited to see your progress up the mountain, and even more excited to see you off the Khumbu icefall.

  14. Well done. It was a privilege to follow you. God bless . Linda van den Berg – Dubai

  15. Congrats Paul! Safe passage on your way back down the mountain. We look forward to hearing all the details!

  16. Congratulations to you! The Olson-Ephron family has been cheering you on along the way and glad to see you are back at EBC. Wishing you safe travels home and can’t wait to hear all about it.

  17. Great to wake this morning and see you are beyond Khumbu Icefall and back at EBC. Hope you are continuing to feel well and getting some good rest, good food and esprit de corps!!

    1. Thank you Kenny, will do… and thanks to your ExPed, it made a difference for me at C1. Will have you over soon after I get home!

  18. I am happy you are safely down … And congratulations! Thank you sharing you amazing adventure !!!

    1. Thank you so much Ellen. I hope all is well at home… hope to be back at work late next week!

  19. Congratulations Paul! Wonderful to see. What an amazing feat. We look forward to hearing about your adventures. The IMG pictures are beautiful.
    –Ruanne, Morgan, Zamo and Didima

  20. Hi Paul. Congratulations!!! Wow, you really know how to put on a show! We watched you on summit day, following your locater beacon…all the way to the top!!! Amazing. We are so proud of you and the entire IMG team!!! Mitch and Leslie Hobbs

  21. Paul! I just heard! So truly awesome that you went back this year and did it. I hope to be able to congratulate you in person sometime soon!

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