Tents (camp 1) North Col ©EverestNews.com
Update May 18th: After the frustrated attempt because of bad
weather, the expedition will attempt again for the last time before going back
to Katmandu. They will leave from the camp on THURSDAY, May 19, with the
intention to reach the summit on SATURDAY, the 21st.
Update: The night in Camp 2 has been
extremely hard, the wind that started to blow hard on the last third of the
climb to Camp 2 made it very difficult for the planned installation of the
tents, ours and the Sherpas. Camp 2 showed a very terrible image by the last
hour of the afternoon, where besides us there was anyone else. The strong wind
blew all night and as you can imagine, there was little sleep. During the
first lights of the morning our hope, that the wind would diminish according
to the weather forecasts, had vanished after talking with the Sherpas if it
was ok to leave to Camp 3, and despite having everything ready we saw it was
not a good decision. That made us change all the strategy that we had planned
and after discarding our stay at 7,600 for one or two night, waiting for an
improvement for which we didn't have any guarantee, we decided to climb down
to Advanced Base Camp, tired, and why not say it, defeated because all the
plans based in weather data crashed. We clearly realized that a forecast is
just a forecast, especially in the Himalayas.
According to last hour news,
they plan to go to CAMP 2 on Thursday and attempt the summit during the
We'll keep you posted.
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