Side of Everest 4/17/2002
side (Tibet) of Everest 4/17/2002: Some climbers,
including Gavin Bate, were making summit attempts
yesterday, when the wind picked up. It is unclear who
and how many climbers were attempting the Summit or at
high camp. Gavin Bate, who we are following, has not
called in, which could be because of many reasons. We
did receive a short report from the North Side of
Everest stating some tents at high camp were blown
some of you know, the North side is much more exposed
to wind than the South side, and the jet stream can
start from the North and then head to the South.
readers continue to ask about weather reports. The
Everest Expeditions are using weather reports from
numerous sources, and in some cases, none at all. Some
(probably all) of these climbers making attempts were
expecting the weather to be good for their attempts.
The weather has clearly changed for the worst on the
North side, with whatever reports they were receiving
wrong! It is not TRUE all expeditions have the same
Some expeditions like
the IGO 8000 commercial
expeditions use the costly Bracknell reports. The Bracknell reports have proved reliable for
these commercial expeditions on Everest. See
the IGO 8000 story from 2001 for more... and our
climbing and High Altitude climbing".
hopefully will know more in a few hours.
will we working all weekend...
Staff at EverestNews.com