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  Mt. Everest 2005: 7 Summits Club: First, all have got acquainted, second, all have got drunk.


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

Аlex Abramov by the phone from the North Side Base Camp. May, 3, 2005. Party as in the "Vertical Limit", but with Russian vodka.

Today Brice has organized a grandiose party. It was under the open Himalaya sky, at height of 5100 meters, in the base camp. All members of expeditions (about 100 person) which were on this moment in camp, have gathered for celebratory evening. It was very useful. First, all have got acquainted, second, all have got drunk. Italians treated with a red wine, in unlimited quantity. In the answer, I and Andrey Selivanov, the doctor of expedition, have decided to treat all gathered with Russian vodka and sauerkraut. The entertainment made grandiose success. Even women were on a party. They though in a small amount, but are present at the base camp. Female Indian expedition has come also with its full complement. Though the major of expedition not so welcomed dialogue of girls with other climbers. It was extra-class party, very similar to the scene from the " the Vertical Limit ", when in base camp K2 was held grandiose party.

Under our information and on weather forecast, 7 - May, 8, speed of a wind at  the summit will be 35 meters per second. Therefore I  recommended to "Uncle Kolya"  (Nikolay  Cheny), which is in АВС, to ask Sherpas to work now hardly. And 7 and May 8 all team will go down from АВС in the base camp and to have a rest. For rest we shall go down below, even is lower than Xegar. Today Dina Moskalev, Ivan Dusharin, Jury Tajdakov, Igor Pohvalin and Dima Tsokur  have left base camp to Xegar. I think, that after 7-th of May,  when everyone will go down, we shall try to leave lower than Xegar. There we restore our forces. May, 14-16 all participants of expedition should rise in АВС. And then to prepare directly for assault. We plan a summit attempt  for May, 21-23 - though all this will depend on weather. Today Alexander Jakovenko, Grigory Skaller and Karo Ovasapian have gone down to the BC. Other participants now are in АВС. Someone is going to rise on Northern Saddle, someone has already gone down.

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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