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 The South Face of Nuptse Autumn 2003 Update 4


 

Nuptse East. Preparing for a final bid.

Message from Valery Babanov, Nuptse base camp:

Hi!   As you could guess, today (October 17) as well as tomorrow we are having a rest. Yesterday evening we returned from our acclimatization climb. It took three full days at high altitude plus one more day for our climb down to the base camp. We had finished the last segment of South edge and spent a night at 6900 m.

Fortunately, weather was fine during our climb and it was not so cold. I failed to find any of the equipment that we left last year, though. Anyhow, now itís not so important as we had remade all the work. Now we are underneath already. Here we met our support team leaded by Irina Agarkova

  We plan to descent to Dingboche for a pair of days on the 18th of October. Weíll try to recover there. Our final bid is planned for the 21st of October. As we think now, it will take 5 or 6 days. But one never can tell with weather. We are physically and mentally 100% ready for an assault, the rest depends on weather. If God blesses us, weíll do it.   Thatís all for today, our regards to our families, friends, and all who think of us

Valera and Yura.

The South Face of Nuptse, base camp.

BASK Company is the general sponsor of expedition.
Sponsors: Beal, Canon, Simond, Boreal,
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