A new expedition to Everest from the « 7 Summits-Club Club”
under the leadership of Alex Abramov started March, 21. This year our team
will be include 17 climbers, the head, four guides and a doctor. 23 persons
alltogher. Approximately as much will be the attendants, including group of
high-altitude porters led by our favourite sirdar Mingma.
The main group takes off March, 28. This time a way of expedition in the base
camp will pass through Lhasa, capital of Tibet where participants of
expedition will be delivered by plane from Katmandu. This variant is more
expensive, but saves forces and allows to avoid possible troubles on road.
Plus to everything, all members dream to visit the capital of Tibet.
The route of an ascent - classic, system of an arrangement and maintenance of
camps will be similar last year's.
The most part of members sets as the purpose to climb Mount
Everest, but there are persons which have limited itself to rise on North Col.
Maxim Shakirov will carry an Olympic flag of the city of Sochi (Olympic Games
2014) to the summit. And in same time the Chinese climbers will work on the
slopes. They prepare for realization in 2008 of relay race of Olympic fire. So
two flags can meet in the area of summit.
The list of participants of expeditiont:
- John Delaney, Ireland
- Maxim Shakirov, Russia
- Israfil Ashurly, Russia - Azerbaijan
- Andrey Zajtsev, Russia
- Andrey Ivanov, Russia
- Sergey Dashkevich, Russia
- Sergey Batura, Russia
- Hannah Shields, British
- William Hazelton Tyler III, USA
- Curt Myers, USA
- Dirk Feige, German
- Armenak Tigranian, Russia
- Dmitry Zjuz', Ukraine
- Armen Rshtuni, Russia
- Bruce Matthews, New Zealand
- Rafael Nagapetianz, Russia
- Alexander Kibalko, Russia
The head: Abramov Alexander (Alex)
- Sergey Kofanov, Russia
- Alexander Bichenko, Russia
- Sergey Larin, Russia
- Lyudmila Korobeshko, Russia
Doctor and base camp manager:
Everest 2007: Alexander
Abramov and his 7 Summits Club expedition returns to Everest in 2007. Alex,
unlike other low budget expeditions, brings a very large Sherpa team to the
mountain. The expedition is expected to attempt the North side of Everest
again. His Everest 2006 was heavily promoted by some as the the "$10000
expedition", but clients died.... Alex who works closely with the other
big commercial expeditions has had mixed results on Everest with a large
number of Summits but also deaths. Alex by all accounts is a nice
fellow... Stay tuned for Everest 2007...
Hundreds of other climbers are expected to attempt Everest
again this year...
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