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  Mt Everest Summit PUSH North: The real Scoop!


Photo Tom West ©EverestNews.com

Ok, here is the read deal. SummitClimb on the North is leading the Summit Push! SummitClimb is taking rope and several Sherpas and Tibetan climbers up. Someone has to do the job if summits are going to happen! The key will be to get past the high wind to camp 2. Snow is also predicted. If the team can make it to Camp 2, a small break in the weather will probably let them get high on the mountain. SummitClimb, will then need to fix the ropes starting at the ridge all the way to the summit. This is going to be very hard to do. But as one guide told us today, "someone has to go first". It is clear again this year, that the large commercial expeditions on the North are not going first, so the independents and the climbing teams have to do the work and take the risk.

Other climbers are telling EverestNews.com that they are lining up their summit bids right behind SummitClimb. Several other teams know Ryan and SummitClimb are going to try to go for it. Some of these climbers have ropes, others do not. The plans are being made. Much is dependent on if SummitClimb can put the ropes in. If not, climbers will need to decide to climb the mountain, or to turn around...

Last year we saw the Austria Team first, followed by the French Team and some international climbers the first day. Then the Greeks, Koreans, and Italians and some SummitClimb climbers the second day. Sadly, the Korean lost 2 climbers on that second day, and one more the next day...

For all that is being made about the commercial expeditions every year, the truth is, on the North side, with the exception of Simo's group, the big commercial teams have been following the pack and letting the national/independent climbers do the work up high on the north side. Most summits on the north side, despite what you might read somewhere, come from international and independent climbers also.

 

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