Update: Hello from the
SummitClimb Mount Everest North Ridge Expedition from Tibet. This is Ryan
calling, May 17. As you can imagine, weather and summit dates are the hot
topic here at ABC. All our members are here, there are lots of rumors going
around-who's weather report is good, who's is not-when are people going? It's
a big crap shoot, we're hearing various reports. Here's the latest from our
team. As of tomorrow, the SummitClimb team is going to start the summit
push. We're going to try to summit on the 21st of May.
going according to two weather reports that we've combined and feel pretty
confident about. I feel like over all so far this year the weather has been
much more challenging as far as trying to pick a summit date-no big windows
showing up, just spotty dates here and there. We have very strong winds
still here at ABC, and we're looking for the 21st.
will be members Neal, Fredrick, Magnus and Bob going for the summit. Going
with them we have an extremely high staff ratio. We have Jangbu Sherpa, Pemba
Sherpa, Furtenji Sherpa, Dawa Sherpa, and Pasang Tsering, as well myself,
Ryan, Expedition Leader. We also have support from Penba, Wangdu and Luda,
our Tibetan climbers. That gives us up to nine staff to four member ratio.
We feel very confident that we can do it safely. We're also prepared to fix
rope above the highest point, as we hear the ropes are only so high right
now. That's all we have right here, and we're definitely excited about
tomorrow getting going towards the mountain. It's probably going to be
challenging weather getting up to our high camp at eight three but we're going
to try to push up there. We'll keep you updated on the days to come and stay
tuned, wish us luck and hope to see everyone soon. Goodbye.
Poulsen, Climber, USA
Guthrie, Climber, USA
Strang, Climber, Sweden
Flock, Climber, Sweden
Waters, Expedition Leader, USA
Sherpa, Climbing Sirdar
Sherpa, Head Cook
Below is an updated list of
our Tibetan staff: Special thanks to the Tibet Guide School:
Tibetan Kitchen Staff:
Below is our expedition list.
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