Mount Everest North Side 2002
5/27: The grand finale has started !
Monday-morning May 27th. Hans and Wilco are on their
way up. They left ABC and are climbing to the North
Saturday they reached ABC. The long climb from 5200
meters to 6400 meters was very tiring. They rested on Sunday and
called with home.
and Wilco are currently the only active climbers left
on the mountain. [This is NOT confirmed.] An
international team has descended recently after an
unsuccessful summit attempt. This makes Hans and Wilco
the only climbers left with a chance to reach the
summit from the North side without the use of
additional oxygen. This emphasizes the unique
character of this expedition.
this moment Hans and Wilco are climbing to 7600
meters. At noon they should arrive at the North Col
where they will put their down-suits on. After an hour
break and taking in a lot of fluid they climb in 4 to
5 hours to Camp 2 at 7600 meter. They expect to arrive
in the late afternoon. When arrived they will call
home again, their last call for the summit attempt..
Wednesday they go for the summit.
and Wilco will leave from Camp 2 on Tuesday May 28th
at night around 10 PM to climb to 8300 meter. While
climbing during the night they will use the light from
the moon and their head torches. At 8300 meter they
will use a tent, provided by Simone Moro, for a short
break and taking in fluids. They will start the
ultimate summit attempt on Wednesday May 29th at 1 or
they have reached the summit they will call home.