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  Everest 2006: 7 Summits Club expedition: we have left Xegar for the Base Camp transfer


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 expeditions.

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
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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