Lhotse summit and safe return

John successfully summitted Lhotse (8,516m) last week and collected snow samples from Camp 3 to Camp 4 to the summit. John’s on his way down the Khumbu to Lukla for his flight back to Kathmandu. Were so excited that the pursuit of science at high altitude succeeded in spite of the well chronicled problems on Everest this year. In spite of rampant commercialism, there’s still room for science on the mountains!