The British commercial expedition on the North side of
Everest report their leader is reportedly happy with the work of Brice's
expedition. They state that Brice's team has done the majority of the rope
fixing and that they feel it is too dangerous to send Sherpas up right now to
finish the job.
This brings up a few questions:
1. How does the 400 or so climbers attempt the mountain at
the same time then at the end of the month? Assuming that window will exist?
2. Should all climbers follow Brice on Summit day?
3. The British commercial team of the same company is going
for the summit on the South Side of Everest with CLIENTS during this same
small "window". If it is too dangerous for Sherpas to go up on the North, is
it safe for CLIENTS to go up on the South????
The South ropes are said to be fixed within 30 meters of the
balcony. Much work still has to be done on the south side also.
Very serious questions my friends...
Mt Everest 2005: The North side rope
debate Part One
Everest 2005: The
Rope Debate Part 2
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