Madison Mountaineering just released the following statement about their climbing team that includes Jefferson High School graduate James (Jim) Lumberg:
Just moments ago our full climbing team successfully summited Everest at 8,850m (29,035ft)!! It is a spectacular day here with no wind or clouds in sight. 15 Sherpa, 7 climbers (Jim, Joel, Stuart, Nick, Lisa, Ankur, Jeff) and 5 guides (Garrett, Billy, Conan, Fred, Brent) are together at the top. The sun is shining and we are so very happy that our climbers have made it to the top of the world. Our team will take in the views and enjoy the moment before making the descent back down to Camp 2.
James Lumberg is the first Jefferson High School graduate to summit Everest. Congratulations James! We look forward to seeing more stories and pictures from your blog.