South Germany Expedition
Bäumler (woman) and Hartmut Bielefeldt (Male) living
in Frickingen-Leustetten, Lake of Constance,
26th: The first acclimatization phase at ABC was
well on schedule, the camp at North Col was pitched
on April 20. Bad weather then forced us back to
basecamp, and after returning to the ABC on April 28
still the conditions remained extremely windy. It
was not before May 13 that the high camps were
prepared for a first summit attempt. Last camp (8300
m) was reached on May 16.
and Hartmut both reached the summit without problems
on a perfect day, May 17, at 11:30 Nepalese time,
and returned to camp 3 on this day.
further descent turned out dramatic since Hartmut
was utterly exhausted. Only with the help of
Gheorghe Dijmarescu, our Sherpa Mingma, and others,
we could finally reach the ABC on May 19. Within the
next days, Hartmut, suffering from exhaustion and
frostbite, was brought down to the basecamp.
May 26, we reached Kathmandu after a long long trip
from Everest basecamp.