Our brave Paul, who had spent hours climbing on Monday night and yesterday morning but had to turn back at the South Summit, (so close to the top) decided to have another attempt last night.
Although very tired, he hoped he would be able to reach the summit this time.
It is a marathon effort to do it once, but to do it on two consecutive nights is unbelievable.
He almost reached The Balcony before making the brave decision to turn around.
We, your family and friends salute you Paul. You did not fail- you just didn’t reach the Summit.
Thank you both Paul and Fiona for sharing your dreams with us mere mortals- you have been such an inspiration to us all.