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  Mt. Everest 2005: 7 Summits Club The wind tears tents


 

Update: Alexander Abramov by the phone from camp ABC  (6500meters). 

The weather forecast  is constantly displaced for 1-2 days. Still yesterday it seemed to us, that June, 1 there will be a good weather. Under today's forecasts it is clear, that June, 1 there will be not a best day for an ascent. The best conditions will be June, 2-3. But it is already impossible to choose. We hear last days constantly: that good weather, bad …. Now the first group led by Nikolay Сherny  is at camp of 7700 meters. They  inform, that the strong wind blows. The wind tears tents while, fortunately, has not broken off. What the second team will  to do tomorrow, finally have not decided. But we hope, that we shall go upwards under the plan. We plan to leave right after breakfast. Today there was a general meeting, we have discussed all details,  have agreed  cooperation with Sherpas.

Yesterday  one or two Japanese with two Sherpas have successfully climbed Everest. Today one Japanese climber has gone down in АВС, his nose is black color,  it is frost-bitten. Tomorrow  many expeditions will start from ABC camp with us. Wait for next messages ….

Group 1: James Wilde, Karo Ovasapyan, Alexander Jakovenko, Igor Pohvalin, Grigory Skaller, Ivan Dusharin, Jury Tajdakov.

Group  2: Dmitry Moskalev, Lorenzo Gariano, Natan Schneider, Harm Kikstra, John Christiana, Robert Ulf..

The leader of the 7 Summits Club expedition: Alex Abramov.

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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