On May 17th at 7:00 am, 2013 after climbing twelve hours through a storm Steve Whittington and Dawa (Danuru) Sherpa were the first to reach the top of the world. They stood alone looking down on the world, it was clear, it was bright, it was beautiful. They had the mountain to themselves with no one in sight. All the fear and suffering of the night washed away. After taking pictures and hugging each other on the summit Steve started to have problems breathing, His mask was iced to his face and beard and now at the top of the world it completely froze, denying him air.