Moro Everest/Cho Oyu 2002 Expedition
5/18/2002: Hi EverestNews.com, According to the
forecast [which is not the weather
forecasts used by the IGO 8000 expeditions] the
weather is changing [ of course it ACTUALLY changed
about 2 days before this!!!] and the last climbers
who tried the summit in those wonderful last days
are descending from Everest's high camps. Some of
them are in bad health conditions, as they have
spent all their energies and they are in
"oxygen crisis" because they have finished
all the bottles.
night, by radio, we were in contact with a 8300 m
Camp and we could hear the desperate search for
oxygen from a German woman climber who was there
with her husband. They both summited Everest, but
they went from joy to distress as they finished
their last oxygen bottle.
hope they will reach today the advanced base Camp.
Our Sherpa Ang Mingma is trying today to reach the
8300 m Camp in order to install a tent and oxygen
that will be used with Mario Curnis for their
attempt to the summit. As for me, I will try an
attempt but with a different level. As I won't use
oxygen, I will leave advanced Base Camp and go
directly to my tent at 7800 m and spend the night
there. From there I will attempt the summit without
stopping at the Camp 3 (8300 m) and going straight
to the 8850 m of the summit. Of course, this is if
health and weather conditions allows to. Tomorrow
more news from the 6400m of the advanced Base Camp.
For reports in Italian