(expedition leader) reports from Everest ABC (6300m), Tibet.
Аlex Abramov by the phone
from the North Side Base Camp. May, 3, 2005. Party as in the "Vertical
Limit", but with Russian vodka.
Today Brice has organized
a grandiose party. It was under the open Himalaya sky, at height of 5100
meters, in the base camp. All members of expeditions (about 100 person)
which were on this moment in camp, have gathered for celebratory evening.
It was very useful. First, all have got acquainted, second, all have got
drunk. Italians treated with a red wine, in unlimited quantity. In the
answer, I and Andrey Selivanov, the doctor of expedition, have decided to
treat all gathered with Russian vodka and sauerkraut. The entertainment
made grandiose success. Even women were on a party. They though in a small
amount, but are present at the base camp. Female Indian expedition has
come also with its full complement. Though the major of expedition not so
welcomed dialogue of girls with other climbers. It was extra-class party,
very similar to the scene from the " the Vertical Limit ", when in base
camp K2 was held grandiose party.
Under our information and
on weather forecast, 7 - May, 8, speed of a wind at the summit will be 35
meters per second. Therefore I recommended to "Uncle Kolya" (Nikolay
Cheny), which is in АВС, to ask Sherpas to work now hardly. And 7 and May
8 all team will go down from АВС in the base camp and to have a rest. For
rest we shall go down below, even is lower than Xegar. Today Dina Moskalev,
Ivan Dusharin, Jury Tajdakov, Igor Pohvalin and Dima Tsokur have left
base camp to Xegar. I think, that after 7-th of May, when everyone will
go down, we shall try to leave lower than Xegar. There we restore our
forces. May, 14-16 all participants of expedition should rise in АВС. And
then to prepare directly for assault. We plan a summit attempt for May,
21-23 - though all this will depend on weather. Today Alexander Jakovenko,
Grigory Skaller and Karo Ovasapian have gone down to the BC. Other
participants now are in АВС. Someone is going to rise on Northern Saddle,
someone has already gone down.
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