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Everest 2003 North Side Expedition
Russian Adventure Team Dispatch Ten


Alexander Abramov reports: "April, 15. Everybody slept well. It was snowing all night through, and the insides of the tents got covered with hoarfrost.

Today we had the ABC opening ceremony. We put out the flags of Moscow and banners of our sponsors - "BASK" and "KANT"- and our team flag "Alpindustria Adventure Team".

Yesterday Litinskiy's haul bag got lost on our way to ABC. Litinskiy was going to turn to UN for help, but today yakmen came with his bag and told us a horrifying story about the yak falling asleep on the way to ABC. Our team is getting acclimatized gradually. I recall yesterday's scene when we saw a Nepalese sherpa carrying down a sick Chinese in a basket. We hope, he'll be OK. Tomorrow we decided to take a walk to 6600m and leave there some gear for Camp 1.

Today is full moon, and it would be great to be on the summit one month from now. Today the night is extraordinary warm and windless. Goodbye."

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