Geez, I go away on holiday for 10 days with no access to the internet and return to find Marat has been (partly) up a mountain and has come down again...! Sounds like he's had a good break and a sensible decision not to continue to the top. As Curls said, he's bound to catch a lot of flak for not completing the climb but it seems it would have been madness.
Reading between the lines, I would have thought there was little chance he'd have been picked for the DC semi final and I agree with someone's comment that he probably had a bit of pain in his wrist and thought that this was a good chance to get away. He's his own person which is most of his charm, I guess, but lordy...I hate to think what'll happen to his ranking. Hey ho...the joys of following this guy!