We are sending you the latest
info from our expedition on Everest from Tibet side. 7 Summits Club.
April 18 our team of 15
members returned to BC, 5200, from the second acclimatization hike when we
reached 6400 - ABC.
April 16 we walked to North
Col face - the ropes were already fixed and we saw a group of 4 climbers on
In the evening of the same day
we had a visit to our camp by two famous Kazakh climbers - Maxud Zhumaev and
They are going to climb
Everest without oxygen. In June 2007 they are planning to climb K2. They
already have climbed 10 out of 14 8-thousanders.
April 18 we returned to BC,
where 4 our friends were awaiting us - guide Sergey Larin (Everest summitter
2003) with 2 members and guide Sergey Kofanov (Everest Summitter 2006). They
left for ABC on April 19.
The rest of the team is having
rest in BC, getting ready for the last acclimatization bid, playing
ping-pong, taking sauna and driving a motobike which Alex Abramov,
expedition leader, rented for the period of the expedition to be able to
drive to Rongbuk and back.
Tomorrow we are living for
ABC, planning not to descend to BC for the next 8-10 days, spending 6-7
nights in ABC, 3 nights on the North Col and making 1 acclimatization hike
Ludmila Korobeshko, Everest
BC, 5200, Tibet
Earlier: Alex Abramov News from Everest
Expedition of 7 Summis-Club 12.04.07
A lot of events. First, we have gone down from Intermediate camp, having spent
a night on 5800м. We all are alive and healthy. Night has passed almost
without any problem. Only one of yaks has lain near tent where Sergey Batura
was slept. And Sergey was forced to try to get it away all night using a
thermos, but at daybreak he has decided, that with yak is even warmer.
Second, when we have gone down in BC, we were met by doctor Andrey Selivanov,
guide Sergey Kofanov and Armen Rshtuni. Sergey feels quite normally after his
Third, well-known climbers from Kazakhstan Vasily Pivtsov and Maxud Jumaev
came to us on a visit. They already have 10 eightthousanders without oxygen.
Now they are going to climb Everest, also without oxygen and very quick (as
soon as possible). And in June they already want to leave on К-2.
Fourthly, we have started to mark Day of Astronautics since morning, and then
Birthday of our comrade Ilya Gruzdeva. He will gather our team to climb
Everest next year. Now a tennis match between Kazakhs and Russians goes in
About results - in the following message.
Ludmila Korobeshko from BC, Everest, Tibet, 5200 m
Earlier: 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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