A climber fell from the bottleneck. His family we are told
have been told, but we will hold the news for 24 hours... A porter also is
believed to have died...
Other reached the the summit ... but late.
The Dutch team summited: Cas, Gerard and Pemba, and Wilco...
It was Wilco's third attempt.
Norwegians and Hugues, the Frenchman, summited
The Italian climber was still going up very late....
At 8.30 pm local time, 3 headlights were seen going down up
around the shoulder... Unclear where everyone is at right now...
Gerard has become the 1st the FIRST Irishman to become a
If you believe, then prayers .....
Others: It is believed Eric the doctor and his Sherpa turned
around and it back in camp 3.
The Koreans summited first with oxygen and are believed to
be the strongest...
The last few meters seemed to take hours to reach....
The Singapore team made a good call and turned around. the
report is below...
August 1: The Singapore Team set off today from Camp 3
and headed towards Camp 4. They reached the tip of the shoulder from where they
could see the bottleneck, before turning to return to Camp 3. They will return
to BC tomorrow to recover and wait for their summit window.
An exhausted Robert said they were climbing about 20 % slower than he Koreans
and Americans who had been on the mountains far longer. He and Edwin are not as
well acclimatised as they would have liked, having arrived late at BC.
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