Looking down on High camp on Mt Everest
Camp 6 for some, camp 3 for others©EverestNews.com
22th of May. Ludmila Korobeshko and Alexander Abramov from
IGOR PLYUSHKIN WAS LOST ON SLOPES OF EVEREST.
May, 21 the first group of climbers, 20 person (9 members, 2 guides and 9
high-altitude porters) makes an attempt to reach the summit of Everest.
Climbers have left camp at height of 8300 meters in midnight. All group used
artificial oxygen during the ascent. By 10 a.m. 16 persons have reached the
top of Everest. The others 4 climbers have reached heights 8600 - 8700 meters,
among them was Igor Plyushkin from Krasnodar. At 10:30 all team, all 20
persons started to descent to the camp 3. At 3 p.m. all team was already down
in camp of 8300 meters. The weather was good. Sherpas have prepared tea and
climbers had a rest for two hours. Then all team has gone down (still using
oxygen) for spending night in the camp 2 at 7800 meters, on more safe
altitude. So day May, 21 was finished.
May, 22 in the morning after breakfast at 12 a.m., the team was ready to start
for descent from camp of 7800 meters downwards to the North Col (7000 meters).
Igor Plyushkin has passed 15 meters from his tent and has felt badly. He has
addressed to guides for help, complaining on lack of oxygen and difficulty at
breath. Thus he moved with use of oxygen equipment. The increase of submission
of oxygen from two to four litres in minute has not helped. Injections have
not helped also, struggle for life proceeded one and a half hour.
Unfortunately, Igor`s condition thus essentially was not improved. At 13:45
guides were forced to verify death. The body was solved to leave at height of
7800 meters. Guides have photographed it, have closed by sleeping bags and
have covered by stones. At 7 p.m. all team was down in advanced base camp ABC,
on height of 6400 meters.
Igor Plyushkin, 54 year, was a skilled climber, had climbed all 7000meters
summits of the former USSR. (Snow leopard)
The Leader of expedition 7 Summits Club on Everest
And the responsible secretary
18th of May. Ludmila
Korobeshko and Alexander Abramov from АВС, 6400м.
The main event of last days: Vladimir Lande successfully summited Everest -
May, 15 at 9.00. He has spent, from 8300 up to the top, about 6 hours, very
good time. Vladimir climbed together with Nima Sherpa, then they have
successfully gone down. Yesterday (May, 17), Vladimir has left for Katmandu
by an evening jeep. Two days before our senior guide Nikolay Cherny and
climber Vladimir Pushkarev have left expedition through illness.
Yesterday May, 17, all first group has gathered in АВС. Abramov, Kofanov and
Коrobeshko have decided, that they are the cleverest, and came in АВС not
for 2 days, as all normal people, but for one. As a result, Kofanov is very
tired, Ludmila is simply exhausted. Only for Alex Abramov it is good, he
feels most better.
Yesterday at supper, we have together celebrated the national holiday of
Norway - Day of Independence. After supper Alex Abramov has lead a briefing.
He addressed to the group leaving upward, once again told about dangers of
Everest. Except for that, all people checked and put on masks, reducers,
oxygen cylinders. It was cheerful.
Now in the morning, we go for breakfast. After it the first group –
Ilya Rozhkov, Russia
Arkadiy Ryzhenko, Russia
Igor Plyushkin, Russia
Lorenzo Gariano, UK
Kirk Wheatley, UK
David A. Lien, USA
Slate Stern, USA
Ronald Kevin Muhl, South African
Noel Richmond Hanna, UK
Petter Kragset. Norway
Henrik Andre Olsen, Denmark
Johnny Brevik, Norway
with guides Igor Svergun and Sergey Kofanov leave on the North Col. And
further under the plan of an ascent. Weather forecast is quite favorable
now, on the nearest days 5-6.
Let's wish good luck them - good luck!
The head of expedition on Everest Alexander Abramov;
The assistant of head Ludmila Korobeshko
Vladimir Lande, was born 23.12.1968
The city of Chelyabinsk - Southern Ural
The president of companies « Russian house », "Theorem"
(retail trade, real estate).
He enters into number of 100 richest people of Cheliabinsk.
And now he became the first Everest Summiter from this nice and quite big
industrial city (about 1 100 000 persons) !
Earlier Update: One Russian climber from this expedition has been reported
to us summited. The team has not yet confirmed nor yet reported to our
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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