Yesterday, 16th of April, we have celebrated the Easter of the Western
world. We ate at breakfast cooked eggs. A part of group, that stayed in
hotel Snow Land, has bragged of night adventures. At night a monkey has
occupied a toilet, terribly showing canines and loudly growling. Nyalam - a
surprising place: here on streets - dogs, monkeys, yaks, children in a
tatter. The poor houses, the water drain in general is absent, or the pipe
from a house comes to an end in 2 meters from a wall. Thus there are
excellent internet-cafes equipped with the newest computers, headphones,
At 11.30 we have left Nyalam and directed to the true Tibet, to Xegar. In
one hour we have passed fivethousands’ pass, with spectacular view on Xixa
Pangma. Through a pair of hours we have stopped in Old Tingri for lunch.
After lunch we have bought bananas - unexpected luxury found in nearest
shop. After we fed cows and yaks with rinds from bananas.
At 7 p.m. we reached Xegar (4200м) - rather modern settlement. We have
lodged in hotel " Chomolungma " is real "Hilton" in comparison with Nyalam.
In the hotel there is a hot water, a bath, an electricity, the TV. After
supper we have visited local shops on searches of mutton and some trifles
for base camp. During evening communication Maxim Onipchenko from base camp
has informed, that now strong wind blows on Everest. They tried to put tents
in АВС, but a wind has broken 3 tents - it was necessary to change arches.
Alexander Abramov today since morning has left to the base camp to prepare
for all for arrival of group. And we have left for small climbing tour - in
a monastery near Xegar, located on an abrupt hill.
In lowest part of monastery we saw 6-meters Budda’s statue. Further we
climbed by different routes, the most part - by normal footpath. Others had
chosen a direct route in a forehead on ruins of a fortification, that very
much reminded easy rock-climbing routes. The top of hill was covered with
prayerful tags – it made a web, difficult to go through.
So, the last acclimatization outing was completed. Everything is all right,
only one thing - headache hurts some members. It is normal at such height.
Tomorrow we move to the Base Camp of the Everest.
With best regards,
The Leader of expedition 7 Summits Club on Everest
Background: Expedition name "7 Summits
Expedition Leader - Alexander
Expedition guides - Alexander
Abramov, Russia (main guide and leader, Everest Summiteer, leader of 5
Svergun, Ukrain (guide, 2 times Everest summiter, from the North without
oxygen, 5 other 8-thousanders, has 2 Piolet d’Ore)
Gelu Sherpa, Nepal (sirdar, 5 times Everest Summiteer)
Kofanov, Russia (assistant guide)
Korobeshko, Russia (assistant guide)
Selivanov, Russia (doctor and ABC manager)
Onipchenko, Russia (mountain ranger, BC manager)
Chistyakov, Russia (internet project manager)
To the top
Hazelton Tyler III
Weber (blind climber)
Christopher Harris (son)
6 kitchen boys
Total: 73 (30 clients, 43
Expedition start date : April
Expedition end date : June 10
Alexander Abramov with part
of the staff arrives in Katmandu on March 20 to start the preparations for
such a big expedition. 200 oxygen bottles are already bought for the
Update: Alex is currently in Nepal meeting with Asian
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