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
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
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
Greetings, Arnold Coster, expedition leader back to top
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