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
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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