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The Everest Rockstars arrive at EBC (Everest Base Camp)

March 13, 2012

They have done it! They are at EBC. They got slammed by a full blizzard , the temp was -20 with a wind chill of- 30, the snow was very heavy and the trip took them nearly 6 hours. All survived but are totally wiped so are staying up at Everest base camp another night and hope to walk out tomorrow.

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  1. March 13, 2012 11:55 am

    Yabba Dabba Doooooooooooooo!

    Crack the top of a coldie and celebrate boys.
    You all deserve it. CONGRATULATIONS!
    Stay warm, rest up and slow and steady down the hill.
    I was going to warn you about those trouser snakes up there, but at those temperatures, I don’t think you have anything to worry about.

  2. Ross Lang permalink
    March 13, 2012 11:56 am

    Congratulations guys and in such harsh conditions, just gives you a better story to tell when you get home. Well done and all the best for a safe return.

  3. Val and John permalink
    March 13, 2012 11:56 am

    Congratulations to you all. What an amazing effort from you all. Have a safe trip back down. I am sure all of you are feeling that all of your hard work has been well and truly worth it. John and I have enjoyed sharing your journey with you all.

  4. Jan Woodham permalink
    March 13, 2012 12:07 pm

    what awesome news – congrats to you all – what an amazing effort, strength, belief, dedication and unwavering support. A great team and also personal achievements soak up the accolades cause you deserve them all.. safe trip down. Take care.
    Jan, Grant & Trent Woodham

  5. Martin Collis permalink
    March 13, 2012 12:10 pm

    Hey Dwight, congrats to you and boys, must feel like your on top of the world, well you’re nearly there anyway. Just remember every step now is downhill and a step closer to being warmer. Enjoy the moment, great effort. Martin

  6. Mark Stanton permalink
    March 13, 2012 1:32 pm

    Congrats to everyone, well done – now you know what really cold weather is like

  7. Dianne Ording permalink
    March 13, 2012 7:28 pm

    Hi Blair – so proud of you and that you all made it – congratulations – hope you are starting to thaw out and are getting your energy back, before your descent down to civilisation and reality!!! looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing those photo’s – Love ma xx

  8. Craig permalink
    March 13, 2012 7:53 pm

    I bet now you are at base camp you get a completely new view of the Earth and yourselves what an achievement what a bunch of champions……

  9. Hans Ording permalink
    March 13, 2012 8:00 pm

    Well done guys., Enjoy Enjoy enjoy. Keep safe.

  10. Tracie permalink
    March 13, 2012 9:02 pm

    Woohoo, go boys, you rock!!

  11. Amber Ording permalink
    March 13, 2012 10:24 pm

    Congratulations Blair!! So so proud of you and your achievements!! Your a real inspiration to the kids and also myself that anything is possible! 🙂 Have a safe and enjoyable journey home. Takecare and look forward to hearing some of the amazing stories you have to tell.

  12. Sue Macgregor permalink
    March 13, 2012 10:29 pm

    Congratulations guys, what a fabulous story you now have to tell us all, well done!

  13. Sharron Canning permalink
    March 13, 2012 11:35 pm

    So very excited for all the boys, especially Anth! Such a marvellous achievement that I am sure we will hear about for the rest of their lives. It can be their old man story. “I remember when I trekked to Base Camp………” Absolutely love it!!!!

  14. Jenny George permalink
    March 14, 2012 12:18 am

    Congrsatulations to you all – especially you Anthony. you are inspiring! I must say you have come a long way from Year 6 Camp! do you have your ‘Pass the Pigs’ with you? Perhaps a little game once you have rested?
    Enjoy what must be the most amazing view of life and the world and your own soul.

  15. Dee permalink
    March 14, 2012 2:34 am

    HUGE congrats to them all!!!! Am so very, very pleased they were all able to complete together as an entire group.. what an achievement!!! All families must be so proud – well done! xoxoxo

  16. March 14, 2012 3:15 am

    Just a message for John – we are all proud of you and the boys are so excited that their Uncle John has made it!! Be prepared for a million questions from Cooper I think!! Well done and stay safe and what a great achievement you have just conquered!!

  17. Jan permalink
    March 14, 2012 3:54 am

    Awsome news!!! Well Done! So glad that everyone is feeling well and so pumped. Johno you ROCK!!!!!! Can’t wait for all the gory details man! Cheers Jan

  18. Summer-Lee Faauiga permalink
    March 14, 2012 4:18 am


  19. Annette permalink
    March 14, 2012 5:32 am

    Congratulations all. What a fantastic achievement. What an experience! Anthony will keep us entertained for a long time to come.

  20. Tash permalink
    March 14, 2012 5:52 am

    CONGRATS BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whooooooooo Hoooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic that you all made it and it sounds like under rotten conditions too! Super super proud of all the guys – but especially my brother, Dwight. You rock and if ever Harrison, Emilie or myself need inspiration, to know what true dedication, commitment, resilience and heart means – then your climb to Everest Base Camp is it. I love you!!!!!!!!!!! Come back safely down the mountain guys and I look forward to all the amazing stories. xxxx

  21. Dwight Walker permalink
    March 14, 2012 6:58 am

    Harrison Emilie and I are so proud of you all !!! Dwighty my love, you have achieved something so special that all future ‘issues’ that life throws at you will be measured by what you CAN DO when you set your mind on it. Nothing else is important! Enjoy the feeling of self pride, joy and positive energy you have in your heart now, and try to store some of that away for a rainy day to draw upon. You are amazing, as are your new close friends up on that Mountain with you. You have a Bond with these ‘brothers’ now! So special! Love you and can’t wait to hug you. Come down the ‘hill’ safely! Love, your Haze xxx

  22. Glen Biddington permalink
    March 14, 2012 6:59 am

    Anthony if you feel like going crabbing under the Moreton Bay sun when you get home give me a call. You could get rid of the shirt, turn on the GG’s and rip ito an icy (sorry) cold beer. What an exciting time it’s been. A great result. Take it easy. Regards Biddo.

  23. Emilie Walker permalink
    March 14, 2012 7:05 am

    GOOD JOB DAD!!! I’m so proud of you. You’ve done something big and I can only wish you the best. I am here, complaining about 30 degree days and cross country training, then I imagine being you, blizzards, steep walks, freezing -30 degrees, long walks-It out it all in perspective and I run harder. I mean, how many kids can say that their dad has done what you’ve done. I can’t wait to see the photos. miss you much. Love, M

  24. Harrison Walker permalink
    March 14, 2012 7:18 am

    Hello, all the way from Australia down at 6ft tall! You have all done what you have set out to achieve! You have reached the top of the mountain (literary!) and now your on the way down, the hardest part is all over. In saying that, it has being a hard one to climb (in fact one of the biggest ones in the world!), but you all fought against the lack of air and -30 degree temperature. I speak for all of us in saying you have done what none of us here could of; all of that training wasn’t in vain. This is truly T-shirt material “I Conquered Everest”….From Harrison

  25. March 14, 2012 9:51 am

    Congrats team! Awesome effort and truly inspiring!

  26. Karen Boyne permalink
    March 14, 2012 4:05 pm

    WHAT A FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT BLAIR AND THE TEAM… bet there are a few “high fives” going on there. Take good care on the way down … look forward to hearing all about it. Aunty K xxxxx

  27. Shar Trewben permalink
    March 14, 2012 8:47 pm

    Awesome! Well done guys!

  28. Gary Wert Snr. permalink
    March 15, 2012 7:04 am

    go gazza go ya blueyed git so glad ya made it matey x all ya mates too cant wait for that big hug next time we see ya what a rippa trek you have all done i love yous all take care acomin down now ol ma wert toodles ZZXXOO

  29. Tineke ording permalink
    March 15, 2012 8:32 am

    Congrats bro, you are all amazing, the dedication you put into this trip is amazing, and now your there, no other word can say it ‘WOW’

  30. Dianne Ording permalink
    March 16, 2012 5:37 am

    Hi Blair
    Your Great Uncle Eric and Aunty Val who are both 91yrs have been following your blog and Uncle Eric phoned the other night when he read on your blog that you had reached the everest base camp to pass on his congratulations to you – Uncle Eric knew Sir Edmond Hillary and his brother and went to school with Sir Ed and often used to see him in Papakura, so he has been interested in what you have been doing he also said that the height you climbed to was one and a half times the height of Mt Cook in the south island NZ and to me that put things more in perspective as I have seen mt cook – wow it is certainly very high
    love ma XXX

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