Report from Mal who walked half way to Phortse to call and I missed
the call by a second! Grrr. Woke up this morning to 6 text messages
with the update.

They’ve been on the hill for a few days and now back down for a rest
before a summit push. They have already climbed to 5850 (summit is at
6440) and set up Camp 1 at 5650. Their plan is to head back up to
Camp 1 tomorrow and then push for summit 2 or 3 days after that
depending on whether they need to bivy high on the ridge.

Fingers crossed for a successful summit and a safe trip back down to base camp.