Alex Abramov from ABC camp.
Having gone through the
shock connected to death of Marko Lihteneker, a team of 7 Summits Club
continues an ascent. Now in АВС camp there are 15 Members of expedition
and 13 Sherpas. They are preparing for start for the climb of Everest
as soon as it will be reasonable. The Weather at the present moment is
quite bad. Under the forecast, for the nearest days - there will be on top
a wind of 20-25 meters per second. After 29-th we expect decrease of
wind, at top up to 9 meters per second. On general meeting the decision
to start on May, 27-28 was accepted. We hope on May 30-31 to reach the
top. The majority of expeditions which are now in АВС have similar plans.
This year only few
climbers have reached the summit (15 person from the Chinese expedition -
May, 22, and about 10 person - 21-го May). From the south as far as we
know, any climbers did it. I think, that in the area of summit on May,
29-30-31, on a route there will be a big crowd of climbers. All have
got tired to wait for good weather and at all expeditions have the same
idea: it is necessary to start upwards faster and to try to finish an
ascent. We shall try to make a climb maximum safe, as at us 15 Members,
from which two guides (Alexander Abramov and Nikolay Cherny) and 13
We hope, that the
ascent will pass safely. Though the weather is strongly against us,
within day it varies several times. Each evening on the Everest it is
snowing. The majority of members of expedition have tickets from Katmandu
for June, 4-6. 30-31st it were practically last days when it is possible
to try to make an ascent. On general meeting of expedition the decision
nevertheless to try was accepted. All members asked to give them chance.
The Weather is not the best, but we shall hope, that it will give us a
chance. Also that the command of Sherpas will fulfill their work, and
that everything will finish well.