19th of April: Yesterday, 18th
of April, in 9 a.m. we have left Xegar for the Base Camp transfer. By sms our
friends have informed, that in BC it has dropped out 30 sm of fresh snow. Snow
laid already at an entrance of monastery of Rongbuk. More seven kms and we are
in the Base Camp, absolutely brought by snow. In camp Alexander Abramov, Maxim
Onipchenko (manager ВС) and Andrey Selivanov (the doctor and manager АВС) met
us. 40 tents were already put and waited for us. One tent on each participant.
Plus a 30-meter tent - dining room and a 16-meter -club. Nikolay Cherny is now
in АВС, establishes camp together with a team of Sherpas.
Weather remains bad - snow falls down. We have not seen the Everest yet. Our
master Sergey Chistjakov promises to adjust internet in couple of days as soon
as hardly will come to the senses. The altitude, certainly, has an effect. At
some members have appeared easy attributes of mountain illness. The doctor,
Andrey Selivanov, already began active reception of patients.
In 8 p.m. we sat at celebratory dinner with a red and white Australian wine.
In the mornings at 9, we were promised to have tea in tents. And it is exact –
at 9 a.m. Sherpas have carried on tents tea and coffee on a choice.
After breakfast we have left on walk on adjoining territory. Weather was not
improved - it is snowing. Because of bad weather, yaks for work today did not
come. We have visited a cemetery of climbers, have looked camp of other
The nearest 2-3 days - rest and acclimatization in Base Camp.
Cellular telephones work.
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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