Mount Everest North Side 2002
with Hans on Thursday May 23rd: Hans and Wilco are
determined to reach the summit of Everest. Hans and
Wilco will go up again on May 25th. They anticipate on
a weather-improvement and expect to go for the summit
around May 29th or 30th.
rumors that Camp 3 has been blown away are very
persistent. George, the American climber, has
reported about it in great detail. Wilco had his
sleeping-bag in this camp. Hans had less essential
gear up there. They have to get replacements and they
expect to use the tent of Simone More when they go to
will climb from BC to Northcol, to Camp 2, Camp 3,
summit and back
to Camp 3 and to ABC. Their final date for a summit
bid is June 2nd. All others are already packing to
move and they will be the last to leave from BC.
and Wilco have lost a lot of weight, also muscles in
their legs. But their motivation is still very good.
They gain a lot of energy out of the moral support
from home and the knowledge that the Monsoon has not
started yet. The weather-forecast shows that there are
still realistic opportunities.