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 Everest 2008: 7 Summits expedition cancels Everest 2008 expedition


Hi EverestNews.com, I want to publish my opinion about situation around Everest.

Everest is difficult and dangerous mountain and climbing  Everest is a big risk even in good conditions.

Situation today shows us that everything is against successful climb in this year. It is possible to make summit at "any price", but in this nervous situation, expeditions' Leaders and members have big chance to make a mistake and get in a trouble.

We are discussing that:

-probably Chinese will climb before 1 May,

- Probably Nepal will let us climb till C3 or even South Col,

- maybe it is possible to get some acclimatization on the small peaks and then climb  Everest for 3 weeks.... 

We ask somebody to let us climb  Everest in any case, at "any price".... And during all expedition period we will think about chance, that Chinese will reach summit later and don't let us  climb to the "Summit of our Dreams"

But If you climb a great mountain you shouldn't get shame and humiliation in the start of the expedition and during the whole climbing period.

I organized and was a Leader of 6 Everest Expeditions and I have enough experience to understand, that this situation is very danger for success and for the life of climbers.

That is the reason I cancel my expedition and move it to next 2009 year. All members support me in my decision and share my  point of view. I promised to my members to keep expedition's money and make expedition  next year without any extra payments from my members.

Tomorrow I'll fly to Katmandu to support my Sherpas team and give them some money as a support in this situation.

Best regards,

Alex Abramov

"7 Summits Club" Leader

 
 




 

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