“Hi! It’s Babanov
on the line. We returned to BC this evening. Yesterday we spent a night at
6900 m. Hurricane and frost there. We’ll be waiting it out for several
days and watching for a change of weather. Obviously, we’ll attempt the
summit again. We are in high spirits and feel Ok. We are 100% sound, no
The message was written by BASK voice
mail on October 22, 2003 at 17:30 (Nepal time).
Editorial note: Valera’s voice was
cheerful; no fatigue detected.
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