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  Everest 2007:  Alexander Abramov 7 Summits Club in Kathmandu


ALL RUSSIANS ARE ALREADY IN KATMANDU

Alex Abramov March, 29. The main part of our expedition has arrived today in Katmandu.. As soon as all members have arrived, they at once have given their climbing equipment for transportation to the base camp. Our guides Alexander Bichenko and Sergey Kofanov will go in base camp with lorries. The weather in Katmandu is good. Anything terrible does not happen – no strikes, no violence. We hope, that tomorrow lorries could reach quietly to border cross it and come to Tibet. Good-bye !

Tomorrow Bruce Matthews will return from an Khumbu acclimatization trek

......the highlight was lunch at Everest Summiteers Lodge owned by Apa Sherpa who has the record for 16 Everest Summits...his brother Nawang Sherpa prepared lunch Namche Bazar is wonderful with 40 lodges that are very clean and welcoming. The village, as you know, nestles against the mountain and is very colourful. The shops all sell the necessaries and if you have left something behind, you can get it here. The food in the lodges is of a very high standard and varied...we are having steak, egg and fries for dinner tonight along with a cold Budweiser! And all for less than $US 10.00
There are many Internet Cafe's so communications good. There are also a number of very fine bakeries serving up wonderful pastries and coffee! I will be posting a full report of this acclimatisation phase of my trip once back in Kathmandu on the weekend!


The list of participants of expeditiont:

- John Delaney, Ireland
- Maxim Shakirov, Russia
- Israfil Ashurly, Russia - Azerbaijan
- Andrey Zajtsev, Russia
- Andrey Ivanov, Russia
- Sergey Dashkevich, Russia
- Sergey Batura, Russia
- Hannah Shields, British
- William Hazelton Tyler III, USA
- Curt Myers, USA
- Dirk Feige, German
- Armenak Tigranian, Russia
- Dmitry Zjuz', Ukraine
- Armen Rshtuni, Russia
- Bruce Matthews, New Zealand
- Rafael Nagapetianz, Russia
- Alexander Kibalko, Russia

The head: Abramov Alexander (Alex)

Guides:
- Sergey Kofanov, Russia
- Alexander Bichenko, Russia
- Sergey Larin, Russia
- Lyudmila Korobeshko, Russia

Doctor and base camp manager:
Andrey Selivanov
 

Everest 2007: Alexander Abramov and his 7 Summits Club expedition returns to Everest in 2007. Alex, unlike other low budget expeditions, brings a very large Sherpa team to the mountain. The expedition is expected to attempt the North side of Everest again. His Everest 2006 was heavily promoted by some as the the "$10000 expedition", but clients died....  Alex who works closely with the other big commercial expeditions has had mixed results on Everest with a large number of Summits but also deaths.  Alex by all accounts is a nice fellow... Stay tuned for Everest 2007...

Hundreds of other climbers are expected to attempt Everest again this year...

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