News from Russian Adventure
Team Everest expedition from Moscow under the leadership of Alexander Abramov.
Alexander Abramov reports:
"28 May. The team of Alpindustria
is trying to storm the summit of Everest again.
Sergey Larin is making desperate attempt of
ascension. He is at 8300m now, Sergey reported about
the attempt to reach the summit at night today.
There are no climbers except him on the mountain.
The wind is blowing dangerously. Sergey is an
experienced climber and if the weather does not
change he will not jeopardize his life. About 36
yaks have been gone to the ABC already. Elagin and
Litinskiy descended to the ABC. We wish Sergey Larin
"29 May. Today is 50 years from the first ascension to the
summit of Everest. All the team gathered in the kitchen in the morning.
Suddenly at 9.40 Sergey Larin reported very sprightly: "I am standing at the
summit of Everest and setting the flag of our country". Our exertion was
developed into general rejoicing. Our team celebrated the anniversary
triumphal. The field day finished for us symbolically. Two months of hard and
exhausting work have brought us victory. We are descending to the BC, where we
are going to wait for Sergey Larin. After that all expedition is going to
Katmandu. In Katmandu 30 best Russian climbers will meet us. This meeting will
be wonderful. The team is full of enthusiasm and further plans of new summits.