billi bierling female mountaineer and journalist from Germany

And safely returned…

You’ll all be glad to know that Billi is now safely back in basecamp. Was great to see her this morning but I had to wait around 15 minutes as she kept on and on in front of the Discovery Channel camera. After its battery finally went flat, I got a chance to congratulate her and pass on some of your hugs.

Billi looks very well, if a bit skinny, and very, very happy. And how talkative!

You’ll all be glad to know that your next huge installment of wonderful stories will be delivered sometime tomorrow afternoon Nepal time.

33 Responses

  1. Sarah said on May 27, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Good job great 2 hear that you made it to the top i wish somday i could make it to the top of the world… great job!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Beth said on May 26, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Congrats, Billi! This is such awesome news. Way to go, girl!!! Time to exhale, reflect, and celebrate!!!

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  3. Anna said on May 26, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Well done Billi, it has been so exciting following your progress. Never doubted for a minute that you’d make it! xx

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  4. Hazam said on May 26, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Congratulations Billi! It is a great experience. Hope we will meet again.

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  5. Gisela said on May 26, 2009 at 1:52 am

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Billi! Gespannt habe ich Deine Berichte verfolgt. Das ist einfach großartig!!!

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  6. Rosemary in Ireland said on May 25, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Hi Rich tell Billi we are waiting for her news,tell her we can’t wait for the book. a chapter or two will be fine for now. Thanks for your updates.

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  7. Dipendra said on May 25, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    So at last the BANANA LASSI really works,right billi???Love you and take care.

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  8. caroline said on May 25, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Was nice to have all these thrilling news about your climb posted on your blog (thanks for those who updated it). Can’t wait the time when I could hear about your adventure … you are a star Billi 🙂 -Love

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  9. Twan said on May 25, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Billi, great job! Congratz on your summit. I can’t wait to see the Discovery doc.
    regards,
    twan

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  10. Regina said on May 25, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Chapeau, Billi und Gratulation !!!!!!!!! Gisela hatte mich informiert , und wir haben Daumen gedrückt. Alles Gute !!! Regina

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  11. Laura said on May 25, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    well done Liebchen

    So pleased you back at BC in one piece – hope fingers and toes ok. Relax eat and cant wait to hear all about it X

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  12. Sonja said on May 25, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    WOOOHOOO!!! Congratulations Billi, have bloody mary at Sams for me, look forward to hearing all about it some day. xxx

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  13. Mahesh said on May 25, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Thanks god you returned safely. Congratulation!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Turid said on May 25, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Congratulations Billi!! So glad to hear you are safely back from your big adventure. You are great! Wish we could share a coffee again soon. Take care!

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  15. Rosemary in Ireland said on May 25, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Billi. congrats. So glad it is all over and you are safe and well. Hope we get to meet again in July and hear first hand from you all about your amazing adventure. Would love to be in Sam’s when you arrive back in Kathmandu, the place will go ‘wild’ I am sure. Time to send up prayers of THANKS now, so I had better get started. LOTS OF LOVE XXX

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  16. Bine und Leah said on May 24, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    GRATULATION – nochmal. Du hast es gepackt. Basecamp sicher erreicht klingt gut. Jetzt erst sind wir richtig beruhigt. Wir sind so stolz auf Dich. Kann es nicht erwarten Dich in Gap zu sehen. Denk fest an Dich – Bine und Leah

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  17. Steffi said on May 24, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    You’ve climbed Everest!!! Congratulations! Gut gemacht!

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  18. adele said on May 24, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Well done Billi – you are fantastic!!! Can’t wait to hear about it
    love’n’hugs
    Adele

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  19. Stu said on May 24, 2009 at 10:59 am

    well done Billi – what an awesome effort! Must’ve been all that training on the Tassie hills!
    love from all at ‘The Compound’

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  20. jeevan said on May 24, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Hearty congatulations Billi….i hope u saw the mountain like u wanted to see.. bulk of things are waiting for you here … hurry up for a big hug.

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  21. rosanna didi said on May 24, 2009 at 2:41 am

    congratulation!!!
    a beer for you the first time you come to visit me in italy (or i come to visit you in nepal 🙂 )

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  22. bethan said on May 23, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    wwwoooooohooooo. Well done Bierli – never a doubt in my mind!! See you in europa to celebrate, eh?! xxxxxxxx YOU ARE A STAR

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  23. wanda said on May 23, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Billi gald you are back safely. Now sit down, relax and soak it all up (beer, champagne, Russian Vodka….whatever!) Well done girly.
    wanda didi

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  24. Gráinne said on May 23, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Welcome back down from the top of the world! Congratulations Billi… you’re amazing (if not slightly bonkers)!! Enjoy the celebrations 🙂

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  25. karin k said on May 23, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Note to Rich: You’re a sweetheart to keep updating this blog with such care.

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  26. Craig said on May 23, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Congratulations Billi… you did well. Now you get to see first hand if summiting Everest changes you, my guess is it already has- I look forward to that celebration drink… Craig

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  27. claudia said on May 23, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    So great to hear you’re back and safe and haven’t lost the gift of the gab!! Can’t wait to see you, hugs & kisses, Claudia & Clive

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  28. mama said on May 23, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    bärbele gottseidank bist durch den icefall durchgekommen, jetzt erst atme ich richtig auf,du teufelsweib,kanns immer noch nicht fassen, dass du da oben warst Bussiii

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  29. Baba said on May 23, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Hurray!!!!! big big hug from over here! I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to hear all the stories, x baba

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  30. andi said on May 23, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    yipppppieeeh! time to put champagne into the fridges (all over the world)

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  31. Declan said on May 23, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    BILLI! Veni, Vidi, Vici! You made it! You did it! You’re safe! You’re back! You rock!! Congratulations!! No more icefall crossings and scary ladders, no more pee-bottles or poo bags and all that stuff. Now, quick sharp back to de ‘du before all the champagne’s gone….
    Smile,
    d.

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