This was the day after we arrived back at base camp from the summit. We had a big celebration and we were all pretty ragged (I was very ragged, didn't really get a good shower in but I hardly cared). Despite my emaciated body, swollen eyes, red face, and utter exhaustion, I was indescribably overjoyed. I was also a little bit drunk. Many thanks to Russell Brice and his guides and Sherpas who have made a living helping people like me achieve the impossible. I am proud to have been a part of the Himex 2009 team. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.