Everyday is an Adventure. For this Astronaut, it was Summiting Everest.
Thursday, 21 May 2009 12:40
On May 20, 2009, Dr. Scott Parazynski became the first Astronaut to explore space and summit Mount Everest. He shared his adventure with the world using this SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™. Congratulations Scott! Read the press release here. Follow his Everest expedition at www.SPOTadventures.com. Scott summitted at 4 AM in the morning in Nepal to avoid summit traffic. Cold, wind and timing required Scott to put his SPOT in an interior insolated pocket in his parka. His oxygen tanks were on top of that producing condensation and ice on the outside of his coat. Due to these extreme conditions, Scott's tracks were limited. Scott had a climbing partner, Rohan Freeman of the Peak Promotion Team, who summited one day earlier. He summitted during the day with his SPOT on the outside of his pack. See Rohan's tracks here.