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  Mt. Everest 2005: 7 Summits Club: The Summit push of 2005: 50 PERSONS COULD REACH THE SUMMIT


 

The full Russian report complete and unedited, please see the note at the end.

Update May 19th: Today, tomorrow or the day after tomorrow (all forecasts it is not exact information) the weather is expected quite good. Quite good but only for Everest standard. Under the forecast, the day after tomorrow, when the most part "members" from those who has left now plans an ascent, speed of a wind will be about 50 kms per hour. These are the best conditions on a route for last 2 months. It seems, that small window has opened. 21st of May about 50 persons could reach the summit. And some people will ascend it from the south, may be more, than from the north.

Now two Slovenes Маrcо and Victor, Vladimir Lande with his personal high-altitude porter stay in camp of 7700 m.. They will spend the night and tomorrow are going to climb in camp of 8300 m. Also today Harry Kikstra and Lorenzo Gariano will spend the night on the North Col. Under the plan they should go on top May, 22. The forecast for this day is bad, but there is hope, that bad weather will move for 1 day.

Today 8 Sherpas have left ABC to finish works of fixing ropes above the First step, maximum high as possible. For our expedition the situation is quite good, especially for the first part. They make an attempt to catch a window of weather duration in 4 days. Yesterday the group of Sherpas has brought all necessary equipment in the top camp. There are now 65 cylinders of oxygen on 8300m, 30 cylinders are in the second camp (7700m). In each camp there are 5-6 tents and complete sets of utensils, products, gas etc. Our Sherpas have done huge work. Yesterday they have finished installation of last camp: the road is open. But 22th of May the small window of weather will be closed. The next window we expect only after May, 25. So terms of an ascent for other group are planned on 25 – 30th of May.

Korobeshko Ludmila

AlpIndustria Adventure team Project

 

Note: This reported is somewhat outdated: Harry Kikstra and Lorenzo Gariano has descended to ABC.

Previous Update

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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