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  Autumn 2003 Expeditions and Weather


As we start our look at the other Autumn 2003 Expeditions this week that we have not discussed so far...  One expedition that is interesting is an expedition that was cancelled.

At least one Everest expedition planned for Everest from the Nepal side cancelled this Autumn after obtaining a custom long term weather forecast for the Autumn. While we can't provide you the full forecast details since they paid for this custom forecast, we can tell you the forecast was that this autumn season on Everest was to be "crap".

These custom forecasts used by some of the more established Everest expedition are much different than the regional forecasts, that are like CNN forecasts, used by some other commercial expeditions.

These custom forecasts have predicted summit windows on Everest the last few years with amazing results... While very few expeditions use them due to the cost and availability, the custom forecasts clearly have saved lives and digits on Everest.

So there are few Autumn expeditions outside of Cho Oyu, which is not normally affected by the Everest weather pattern, and Shishapangma this Autumn. This week we will look at the some others that are giving it a try this Autumn in addition to the expedition we are covering in the news, some of which are listed below...

Spring Everest 2004: Mallory & Irvine The Final Chapter
Everest 2004
K2 2004: The 50th Anniversary

The South Face of Nuptse Autumn 2003 Update 3

Abele Blanc, who has summited 13 of 14 8000 meter peaks is attempting to finish the 14 this Autumn

Silvio Mondinelli Shishapangma 2003

Czech ski-climbing Peak 38 expedition

 
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