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  Everest 2006: 7 Summits Club expedition: breakfast cooked eggs


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, webcameras …

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
Alexander Abramov

Dispatches

Background: Expedition name "7 Summits Club"

Expedition Leader - Alexander Abramov

Expedition guides - Alexander Abramov, Russia (main guide and leader,  Everest Summiteer, leader of 5 Himalayan Expeditions)

                   -  Igor Svergun, Ukrain (guide, 2 times Everest summiter,  from the North without oxygen, 5 other 8-thousanders, has 2 Piolet d’Ore)

                   - Mingma Gelu Sherpa, Nepal (sirdar, 5 times Everest Summiteer)

                  - Sergey Kofanov, Russia (assistant guide)

                  - Ludmila Korobeshko, Russia (assistant guide)

                  - Andrey Selivanov, Russia (doctor and ABC manager)

                  - Maxim Onipchenko, Russia (mountain ranger, BC manager)

                  - Sergey Chistyakov, Russia (internet project manager)

                  List of  expedition members:

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Lande Vladimir Russia
Rozhkov Ilya Russia
Ryzhenko Arkadiy Russia
Plyushkin Igor Russia
Pushkarev Vladimir Russia
Lorenzo Gariano UK
Kirk Wheatley UK
David A. Lien USA
Ron Morrow USA
William Hazelton Tyler III USA
Slate Stern USA
Ronald Kevin Muhl South African
Noel Richmond Hanna UK
Petter Kragset Norway
Torbjørn Orkelbog Norway
Henrik Andre Olsen Denmark
Johnny Brevik Norway
Thomas Weber (blind climber) Germany
Vince Bousselaire USA
Richard Harris Australian
Christopher Harris (son) Australian
Michael Charles Dillon Australian
Lincoln Ross Hall Australian
John Delaney Ireland
Frode Høgset Norway
Barbara Tyler USA
Patrick Hugh Flynn Ireland
Gariano Giuseppe Italian

 20 Sherpas

6 cooks

6 kitchen boys

Total: 73 (30 clients, 43 staff)

Expedition start date : April 10

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 expedition. 

Update: Alex is currently in Nepal meeting with Asian Trekking..

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