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."