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  Tibet Team Begins Summit Climb

Due to weather, time zones and technology issues, some dispatches & updates are delayed. We try to post these updates as soon as we hear from the climbing teams. Here is the latest word from the Summit Climb Tibet team.


19 May 2013 -

This morning the first members and Sherpas left ABC for the summit push. Urs, Garry, Moulay, Lakpha Sherpa, Dorje Sherpa and Palden Sherpa are climbing to the North Col today. The plan is to summit on the 22th, but everything depends on weather, of course.

So far the weather forecast looks good and many groups are heading for the summit right now.

Tomorrow our 2nd group will head off to the North Col and are planning to summit on the 23rd, followed by a third group the day after. Tomorrow I will let you know who is in the 2nd group, just in case somebody will shift dates for the summit.

David Roeske and Lakpha Sherpa are resting on the col at the moment and are planning to hook on the first summit group that is passing by.

Everything is going well, so far, lets see what will happen in the next couple of days.

Greetings, Arnold Coster, Expedition leader



17 May -

Yesterday and today our team climbed up to ABC again, this will be the last time we have to do the long walk between BC and ABC.

Now we are waiting for weather, it looks like there are some opportunities to summit now, but the really nice weather will not show up until the 21th of May. So we will all rest a day more in ABC and check the weather again tomorrow.

Today I also had my birthday in ABC, the 9th time on Everest! Our cook made a nice cake for me and the climbing staff gave me a box of Lhasa Beer.

So everything is fine up here and tomorrow we will probably decide when to go up.

Greetings, Arnold Coster, expedition leader back to top

Rope going up to Camp 2 on a cloudy day (Beow Lim)

Rope going up to Camp 2 on a cloudy day (Beow Lim)  
 

 

 


 

 

 

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