Mount Everest North Side 2002
5/31/2002: Hans has arrived in ABC !
arrived in ABC at the end of the day. Wilco, who was
very emotional, could see him already coming from far.
He arrived very tired and has frostbite on four toes.
But the damage seems not to be permanent. Wilco is
looking after him, advised by a doctor from home. Hans
managed the hard descend from Camp 2 at 7700 meter via
North Col in one go. This is almost the final part of
his descend after the successful summit-attempt that
started on Thursday morning. They expect to go to BC
(5200 meters) in a couple of days with the Yaks
carrying their gear. The coming days they have to
drink a lot due to the dehydration they both suffer
is reporting he reached the Summit of Everest (north side)
without the use of oxygen Thursday morning at 6
o'clock (Dutch time).
arrived at 9:15 CET the ABC, it took 5 ours descending
from camp 2 (7700m). Fresh snow made it very difficult
arrived at 13:10 CET the ABC, he has frostbite on four
toes (first degree). He is very tired, but very happy
to see Wilco again.