Update May 28th:
At 10.00 PM (local time)
Climbers from Vojvodina (Serbia) were starting to the final raise Mt. Everest
- North side.
May 28th - 2.22 PM:
Vojvodinean climbers Goran Ferlan, Iso Planic, Andor Luhovic and Hoselito Bite
were starting from ABC (6.400 m) to the top on May 26th. Bad weather obliged
them from 7000 m twice (May 14th and 21st). This is the last effort because
their climber-permission and Tibetan visas are nearly issues. Climbers went to
AC3 (8300 m) expected open window for May 29th.
This night at 10.00 PM (local
time) they started up over the highest and iciest rock in the world to the top
of Everest (8848 m). If God and coldness let them go, when all Serbia would be
in beds, some of our boys could be on the "Roof of the World". All four of
them, I hope. We are greetings all people in Serbia. Please, spare some of
your warm dreams for the brave boys which are going to the stars.
Mico Jovovic, leader of
Vojvodinean expedition "Everest 2005"
Vojvodina is the northern
province of Serbia and Montenegro. It is located in the heart of the Balkans
in Southeast Europe. Although Vojvodina is flat, climbing has become a
tradition. The first Vojvodina climber to scale Mont Blanc was in 1924, since
then they have reached the summits of the highest peaks in South America,
Asia, Europe and Australia. The only peak they are missing is Everest and they
hope to climb to the summit in 2005.
The expedition is being
organized by the Mountaineering Association of Vojvodina. The members of the
team are as follows, Miodrag Jovovic, Milivoj Erdeljan, Goran Ferlan, Andor
Luhovic, Mirjana Vasut, Mirjana Stevanovic, Iso Planic and Hoselito Bite.
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