Arrival in base camp.
Yesterday, April, 8 the main group (14 person + Lyudmila Korobeshko) has
arrived to the Base Camp at height 5200 m. We were met by Sergey Kofanov,
Alexander Bichenko, Andrey Selivanov, which here already about one week here.
They had time to prepare all camp with the maximal comfort for our arrival.
Here was also Alexander Abramov, he has arrived in BC day prior to us that to
be convinced of readiness of camp.
In the evening we have sat behind dinner in honour of the official beginning
of a sports stage of expedition. Before it we had time to put a special tent
("sports hall") with a tennis table inside and even have carried out some
The first night on 5200 m was disturbing. The guide Sergey Kofanov
unexpectedly fell severely ill. Early in the morning, doctor Andrey Selivanov
has gone together with Sergey on a jeep in Xegatse, to the regional hospital.
There is a suspicion on appendicitis though it is possible, that this simply
strong food poisoning. His friend Armen Rshtuni accompany them. If it will be
necessary he will stay with Sergey, and doctor Andrey Selivanov should return
in BC. Today in the morning April, 9 Armenak Tigranian has left our
expedition. To regret, he has fallen a victim to mountain illness. Anything
dangerous. Soon he should arrive to Moscow healthy, though tired.
Other members of expedition feel like more or less normally: today since
morning we have taken a walk down to Old Rongbuk. The day after tomorrow we
leave up to 5800 m - Intermediate Camp - and there we spend a night. Then we
shall go downwards and after rest we shall go on 6400 m – to АВС.
The list of participants of expedition:
- 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)
- Sergey Kofanov, Russia
- Alexander Bichenko, Russia
- Sergey Larin, Russia
- Lyudmila Korobeshko, Russia
Doctor and base camp manager:
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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