It is with great sadness that we announce that today marks the last day of Terry’s Everest expedition – he has called off his summit bid, and will be flying back to Kathmandu tomorrow.
Since descending from Pumori 10 days ago Terry has experienced increasing discomfort with his stump. Having thought he might have sprained it lightly while coming down the mountain, and that a few days rest at base Camp would remedy the situation, it has become increasingly swollen. His intake of medication has increased – to manage both the pain and the inflammation of his stump, as well as taking a course of antibiotics to manage possible infection. Terry is now unable to wear his prosthetic leg for any length of time and he and the HimEx medics fear that he might have broken his Tibia.
This decision has not come lightly - Terry is devastated to be leaving and although he knows that his health and the condition of his stump is of paramount importance, it is still a bitter pill to swallow after 12 months of training and preparation.
So – he departs tomorrow, leaving me to fly the AGS flag solo with my 2nd Everest attempt.
Thank you to Terry for being the most incredible team member for me thus far – the best known skimpy pant wearing Northerner at Base Camp, and to our sponsors for their unwavering support with this decision.
We will be working hard in the coming months to secure the required funding to get Terry back to Everest, and in the meantime, wish him safe travels back to the UK.