Irina Agarkova from Namche Bazaar:
Valera with Yura in Tengboche several hours ago. They both are up to the
mark, though, obviously, their mood is spoiled slightly with a barren
attempt. Weather has broken and they decided to spend several days in
Tengboche and to have a rest there. I’m going to move to Lukla tomorrow
and to fly immediately to Katmandu, Deli, Moscow and Zurich from it. Not
so easy, but I’ll try to. I’m overwhelmed with impressions as it was my
first Nepal travel.
PS Here is a
message from Valera: “Hi! It the 24th of October today. Our push to summit was
terminated two days ago (i.e. on the 22nd of October). We were stopped with a
hurricane at 7000 m. After it, we descended to our base camp. Nevertheless, we
are still in high spirits and are looking forward to try the summit again.
friends (Fabrizio Zangrilli and Billy Pierson – ed. note) will close their
expedition tomorrow (October 25) and go down. One of them got hurt in the leg during a
stone-fall. Irina goes home too, so we’ll be left alone here.
Now we are having a rest in a famous “Amadablam Garden Lodge” in Deboche. We
got two or three leisure days. Weather made a nasty turn. It was raining this
night. It is a depressing overcast now. We hope for the best, though. That’s
all for today, our thanks to all who think and care of us, Valera and Yura.
BASK Company is the general sponsor of expedition.
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