Posted by: Yury Pritzker | May 21, 2009

5/21/09 Coming down the Mt. Everest

Yura called today at 9 am Chicago time. He was so tired that he could hardly speak, so it was almost impossible to understand what he was saying. Apparently, his crew was planning to stay at the camp 3 for the night, but could not find the space in the tents there. All his expedition climbers were up the camp 3, going for the Summit while Yura and his team was coming down the mountain. The weather window is short these days and everyone is on the move.

Yura said that it was an exhausting trip after a whole night climb up, so they were stopping a lot and trying to rest on their way to camp 2 every couple of hours. He went to sleep right after they have reached the camp and promised to contact us as soon as he gains his ability to move his tongue inside his mouth.

We are grateful to his Sherpa guides, his teammates and Dawa Steven for helping Yura along and keeping us well informed about all the events on this trip. We had an amazing day yesterday following Yura’s steps via Dawa Steven blog and reading what the others had to say about this journey. It really helped us, the family and his friends, stay connected and stay calm… well, sort of 🙂

Thank you to all of you, dear sponsors and supporters. Thank you all who called from US, Israel and other parts of the word to be with us and to express your joy for Yura. You are amazing people and we really know how much you care.

More news later, Love to all



  1. Yurka,
    Congratulation! Your dream came true and we are all proud of you so much. Keep going!
    We are all waiting to hear from you personally to descibe this amazing trip and your plans for the nearest future.
    Congrutulation to your lovely family as well!
    Ira and Yan

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