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  Mt Everest 2005: Storm coverage, stuck at camp 2


Photo Tom West © EverestNews.com

Everest 2005 is getting a little more tense with at least two commercial teams on the south side up on the mountain at camp 2 or above with all this snow coming down. More heavy snow is expected on Friday in Nepal. Then the wind will begin to pick up on Sunday. Adventure Consultants & Henry Todd's group have went up and others. Saturday, it is expected to snow early and then have a little break until Sunday.

Adventure Consultants is saying they are somewhat stuck. Do they go down with the snow coming down and all the fresh loose snow? or do they stay put and ride it out? We will see... Other teams don't seem to feel the weather is bad. The Spanish are reporting Sherpas could not reach camp 3 because of the snow.

Henry does not like people to talk about his expeditions, so we will probably get an interesting e-mail from old Henry in the in box. We heard that Henry said the weather was going to be good... Other climbers are saying they are headed up.

Other expeditions on the South Side are complaining to us that the weather reports they are receiving are no good. We are using a custom forecast for the Mallory and Irvine search on the North side that costs 1000's of dollars. We have seen the CNN (no offence CNN) type forecasts, and they don't cut it in our opinion. Most climbers are on a light budget or outright cheap, let's face it. Long range reliable custom forecasts are a nice safety net in our opinion.

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