4/15/2003: News from Russian Adventure Team Everest
expedition from Moscow under the leadership of
Alexander Abramov reports
from Everest ABC: "April, 14. The sun appeared in the morning. We started for
ABC. Today everybody walked a bit slower, except Sergeev and Gudzhabidze. By
the way, Alexander Sergeev is almost 67 years old, and his physical condition
gives some ground to say that he can become the oldest person to climb
The way from Middle Camp goes
along a prettiest glacier covered with "neve penitentes" 5 meters high.
Today all of us walked with
the same speed, and by 6 p.m. we had set ABC. Then the snowfall began, it
became very cold. The North Col disappeared behind the snow curtain. Tomorrow
we are having a rest day and the camp opening ceremony. Right now we are
taking care of our camp and heads, which are aching badly, and trying to find
out the information about fixed ropes on the North Col. Bye. "