Alexander Abramov, "It was
bad luck in our team. Now I stay in Katmandu and help Sergey. He is not so bad
now. I preparing his transportation to Moscow. All our team stay in Tibet in
Nialam today with my Co Leader Nicolay Chery."
"At first Nepal agency
promise organize helicopter for all team members, but at 9 PM Office inform us
that helicopter should bring army tomorrow and we should go to Kodary by the
land with army support."
"Maoists is the big problem
now, and I can not recommend anybody to visit Nepal now. Nobody can give you
Leader of 7 Summits Club Everest
Alexander Abramov has lead
Russian commercial expeditions to Everest the last 2 years, he organized 5
Himalaya expedition during last 7 years, he organize more then 20 climbing
expedition in different country. He summited Everest in 2004 and summited
Cho-Oyu in 1999 Spring.
Editorial Note: Some newspaper are reporting
Alexander Abramov and
Sergey Kaimanchikov were not part of an Everest
expedition, quoting sources in Nepal. This information is false. Both of these
climbers were on the permit and
Alexander Abramov was the leader
of the team.
Update: Sergey Kaimanchikov, expedition member, and
Alexander Abramov expedition leader
of the Russian Everest
commercial expedition were the two climbers involved in the incident.
Sergey Kaimanchikov is
still in the Birendra Hospital in Chhauni. Sergey
Kaymachnirkow was a member of
Alexander Abramov's Russian
Everest Team in 2003.
Alexander Abramov has lead Russian commercial expeditions to
Everest the last 2 years, and summited in 2004.
The team hires Asian Trekking for support and Sherpas... The team decided to
go overland while the
Maoists strike had a road blockage until Tuesday....
We e-mailed the team on Saturday, but we had
not gotten a reply yet. Part of the team is already at base camp.
Russian Mountain Climbers Knocked Out by Maoists
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