News from Russian Adventure
Team Everest expedition from Moscow under the leadership of Alexander Abramov.
Alexander Abramov reports:
"22 May. It is 3 o'clock now. We had been ascending all day yesterday and
now we are staying at 8300m this camp is the last. What a wonderful view of
Everest! We are taking by storm the summit in half an hour. Our team is
resting, having tea, fussing before the start. According to the forecast the
weather is fine today. We report today in the evening what will happen
The previous update is below...
20 May. According to the
weather forecast the strong wind blows from the morning. The crowd of people
is ascending slowly for five, six steps in a minute it is too difficult to
breath in. The passage to 7500m is complicated and long enough. It is cold and
strong wind is blowing. We have met our sherpas, they could not install the
camp at 8300m again. So we have to ask the other expeditions for the tents at
8300m. Sherpas from the other expeditions have been carrying oxygen cylinders
and tracing ropes all week. The workmanship of our sherpas is poor. Three
persons from Japan, three sherpas and one Englishman have ascended to the
summit today. Abramov, Pushkarev, Tzraev and Kaimachnikov are at 7500m now.
Moskalev, Soipher, Elagin and Gudjabidze have gone from the ABC to the North
Col. They are following us.