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  Mt. Everest 2005: Alpindustria Adventure Team (7 Summits Club Everest Expedition) Everest expedition: Helping to put in fixed ropes up high


Update: Abramov Alexander (expedition leader) reports from Everest ABC (6300m), Tibet.

April 24: Yesterday a lot of thing happened. First, we opened our camp, Tibet monks came for the opening procedure. Jakovenko Sasha and 2 Slovenians (Victor and Marco) descended from a night on the North Col, tired but happy. It started snowing in the evening, snow covered the entire ABC.

Noel possibly has got an eye hemorrhage. So he together with his girlfriend Lynn and personal guide Harry descended to BC. I told him to stay there for 2 days and if there is still no positive progress, descend to Zangmu. Yesterday we also divided Sherpas among the members - it was fun.

We prepared all the foodstuffs for the North Col and oxygen bottles - 270kg all in all. Today Sherpas will start carrying loads. The only thing is that it had been snowing the whole night and there is avalanche danger. And happy Birthday to Yura Taidakov!! He will turn 50 on April 25. We ordered water-melons and six sheep. There will be a big party in BC, it's a shame I am in ABC.

April 25: Today is April 25 - Yura Taidakov's birthday. Gold jubilee. Happy Birthday!!

Today Robert Ulph went with Mingma and Norbu Sherpas to the North Col to stay there for 1 night. Today our Sherpas finished putting up our North Col Camp: they put up 6 tents, brought 15 sleeping bags, etc.

Tomorrow they are moving to 7700m. And in 2 days more they are going to put up Camp at 7700m. Before May 1 we are planning to have 6 tents put up on the North Col, 5 tents - at 7700m and some loads will have been brought to the last Camp at 8300m.

The point is that strong wind start blowing in early May  and it is impossible to reach high camps till May 10. So from May 1 till May 10 we are planning good rest, and by this time all expedition members will be well-acclimatized at 7000m.

Today only me and Gariano Lorenzo are in ABC. Our Sherpas are working perfectly - they brought more than 300kg of expedition loads to the North Col. Today 2 of our Sherpas went to 8300m to help put fixed ropes above 8300m and up to almost Second Step. We are making pretty good progress.

Korobeshko Ludmila

AlpIndustria Adventure team Project

Previous Updates

In seasons 2003 and 2004 Russian Adventure Team organized 2 successful commercial expeditions on Everest from Tibet side. Based on the last 2 years' experience, RAT is launching another Everest expedition in spring 2005.

"Looks like people trust us, - says Alexander Abramov (Alex),  the founder and permanent leader of Russian Adventure Team Everest Expeditions   - and this year the list of participants is practically ready before the New Year.

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