8000 Meters Facts
Alpindustria Adventure Team (7 Summits Club Everest Expedition)
Abramov Alexander reports from Everest Base camp : SNOW
Abramov Alexander (expedition
leader) reports from Everest BC (5100m), Tibet.
April 19: Today the whole
team went up, part of the team is spending night in IBC, and another part
have already arrived in ABC: Nikolay Cherny, Alexander Iakovenko, Ivan
Dusharin, Yuri Taidakov, Igor Pokhvalin and those who arrived earlier.
Practically the whole non-russian part of the expedition is in IBC. Dmitry
Moskalev got ill - he has a fever 38C. Most probably he will go down for a
couple of days. There are 2 people left in BC now - Andrey Selivanov
and Alexander Abramov. Abramov is trying to get quickly acclimatized and
preparing to go up - hopefully tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. The
guys will spend 3 nights at 6300m, after this part of the group goes to
the North Col, and part goes down.
It started snowing today
and got colder. I talked with all the groups on the radio. Everyone is
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Everest from Tibet side. Based on the last 2 years' experience, RAT is
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"Looks like people trust us,
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Adventure Team Everest Expeditions - and this year the list of participants
is practically ready before the New Year.
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