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Everest 2003: EVEREST SPEED EXPEDITION®

Update


22 May – Fabio left Base Camp at 4pm local time (GMT + 5.45) for the ascent and descent record on Everest in 24 hours. He reached the Ice Fall having passed Camp 1 (5,99m) at 17.25 and Camp 2 at 18.37. He should reach the South Col, 7,950m, at midnight.

Manuela, who is in great shape, is resting at the South Col and will leave for the summit at 11 pm to become the first Italian woman to the top.

The summit record times are forecast for 8am for Fabio and 12 pm for Manuela. Fabio’s descent time should be around 8 hours.

Some report to EverestNews.com that the Sherpa speed climber also left but we have not confirmed that..

The previous dispatch is below..

Update May 14th: Ready to Move up to Camp 3!

Most of the members of the expedition are at camp ready to move up to camp 3. They report the wind decimated numerous stretches of the mountain...

Dispatches

Pictures copyright Italy Everest Speed Expedition

 





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