28th November 2014
Goodbye to Pem,
It is with very heavy hearts that we have just said goodbye to our brilliant Sirdar, Pem Sherpa. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know the leader, father, husband, provider and most of all, friend, over this past month. Pem showe...d his worth when coordinating Simon's rescue to its positive outcome. As mentioned earlier, his attention to detail, strong positive and professional leadership amongst his whole team, and attentiveness to our personal needs has made this trip, especially when Paul was not well. He would come to his tent several times throughout the day, ensuring he was ok. His first day back on the mountain, he arranged for his kit to be carried to keep his load light and made sure he drank warm water, not cold, and that his chest and neck was always covered, protected from the freezing air. We don't think he realises how special he is and we will all genuinely miss him. Now it feels like it's really over..!