Everest climbers again this year are complaining about receiving bad
weather reports. We have discussed this issue several times in
the past on www.everestnews.com.
Let's face it, some weather reports are horrible year after year. The trend is
there, the numbers don't lie. Reports that were calling on the winds to drop a
last few days were dead wrong. We all can see that.
Yes, anyone can forecast the weather once there is no wind and
the window is open. But what climbers are looking for are good long range
forecasts where they can plan a summit attempt. Those reports that have been calling for low winds on
Everest on the south and north sides were simply wrong again. This is NOT a
There are what is referred to as custom forecasts. Few
climbers want to pay for them and many don't even appear to know about them
these days. Some will tell
you, they heard that the forecast said... Yes, and you have all heard 100's
of rumors this year on Everest that were just plain false too.
Hearing a rumor of a custom reliable forecast is not the same as having
We have been told of a report without named sources that
Brice was advising climbers a few days not to go up and giving out the custom
reports, used by him and Henry Todd, to independent climbers. EverestNews.com
have NOT heard a word about this from ANY OF THE CLIMBERS on the
mountain on the North side of Everest at ABC. We are talking to many climbers
daily, independent and expeditions. Brice has been in base camp, not
ABC on the north. NO climbers we have been speaking too, have received any
advise or the custom weather reports from Brice to our knowledge. Therefore,
we question the reliably of that report.
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