International 2002 Expedition North side
5/25/2002: Expeditions from the North attempted
the Summit last night, we don't know who all. Ivan and Guillermo
stated they were to be in this group. As they said,
they hope to be in contract with our sources on May 26
5/22/2002, more: Ivan and Guillermo are ready to
leave to Camp 1 (7,100m) on their attempt to summit.
We say some sherpas who told them that there are
strong winds of more than 170 Km/h that have totally
destroyed every camp. This news makes them think
that they can no longer count on their our tents,
sleeping bags, stoves and supplies, etc. And
that maybe that have also lost the tents and
equipment they left farther up. They will only
know during their attempt.
are saying, others expeditions, after knowing this
(the above), some expeditions have decided to pick
up their stuff and leave because they cannot try. In
30 minutes they begin climbing on their summit
attempt of May 25. They say the wind is
getting stronger; they feel they only need a couple
of days of relatively stable weather because,
although they we will work double hard reinstalling
the camps, the mountain has the last word.
They say they are willing to fight, and follow their
strategy, attempt the summit as long as the mountain
lets them. They hope to be in contact with on May 26
or 27, conscious that the real goal and success in
an ascent is go up and down in one piece.