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Update May 21st 2005: 11 climbers are seen on the summit
pyramid above the third step on the North side! These climbers are believed to
be Summit Climb's North side team by the climbers on Everest. (THAT IS NOT
CONFIRMED). We should have summits by 11.00am Nepal time. Climbers are seen
Indian climbers are reported to have turned back on the
ridge. Again we cannot tell is ALL Indian climbers have turned back.
This is real time reporting... Things are very fluid....
Update May 21st: The weather is holding according to
climbers on the mountain. However, climbers (believed to be Indian) can be heard on the summit ridge
on Everest "complain there are no ropes". "no clouds over the mountain or
summit." From a veteran Everest Summiter, "I would push it fast."
Everest 2005: The Finns "No fixed rope up
The Brazilians (on the
North) and the Austrians are down (back to ABC).
Results of the Summit bids on the 20th are still unknown.
attempted, but just no news it they made it. It is also
unknown if the
Rosa Maria Fernandez
attempted, waited or turned back. Climbers on the mountain told
EverestNews.com that 2 men with Sherpas were with her. The speculation is that
Michael Frank and Ken Hill.
Michael Frank is reported at high
camp. Ken Hill headed up on the 16th, and has not returned.
Two strong Japanese climbers with Sherpas are also up there and either are
attempting or will attempt the next day. Plus other independents...
Possible Summit bids on the 21st: SummitClimb, should be at camp
3 ready to head up on the 21st. There are also independent climbers in
this push, more on them soon. Indian Climbers: Two reported at Camp 2, unknown
if Sherpas are with them.
and Victor, Vladimir Lande with his personal high-altitude porter stay in
camp of 7700 m..
The Chinese were moving up hoping to summit on the 22nd.
They have moved a group up to the North Col (camp 1) on the 19th. They appear
too late and are complaining about weather reports.
The weather on the 23rd is expected to turn very bad.
Climbers NEED to get down as far down as they can by the 23rd. The 21st is
expected to have wind speeds in the 40 mph range with snow in the afternoon.
Norwegian Everest2005: One group
of 4 was heading for Camp2 today, but decided to turn back to ABC because of
the weather forecast with heavy winds coming in. All seven (the remaining out
of 10) are going down to Base camp to get some rest, and hope for a third
men from China, Norway, and the Indian Army team will fix the ropes from today
(May 19th) to Saturday (May 21st). However, others are head of them and are
expected to make the Summit push as early as the 20th, with SummitClimb
attempting on the 21st. However, those on the 20 and 21st might not be
succesful. Therefore, is seems these 4 would then fix what is needed. Source:
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