Our team has gathered in our
supercomfortable base camp Cho Oyu (about 5000 m high). Even Evgeny Semionov
(who had problems with visas), has caught up with us. He has arrived today on
a jeep together with expedition from Latvia. Just today our Sherpas, having
loaded 1800 kg on 30 yaks, have gone to the intermediate camp. In the base
camp I have met the officer of communication, my good friend, Mr. Samdu. We
work with him it last 4 years in the Base camp of Everest. Best regards, Alex
CLIMB IN XEGAR:
September, 17th, we have moved through the pass of Lalung La (5100 meters
high) on which all have felt attributes of mountain illness. Our command has
gone down in very exotic small town Old Tingri (4200м). Directly in the street
here mutton corps are dried and cows eat the rests of cardboard boxes. After
dinner, we have gone in the city of Xegar (4200м) where have spent the night.
Today under our plan of acclimatization, we have made an ascent on a mount
near Xegar (4700м) - practically as high as Mont Blanc. Near the top we should
climb loose rocks, unpleasant moment that ends well.
Marat was strong and climbed very well, he feels very good. We all are very
friendly with him, he is perfectly entered in our team. The weather in Tibet
is warm, but unstable. The beginning of thunder-storm has banished us from the
top. September, 20 we leave for the base camp Cho Oyu, which must be ready.
Our Sherpas are waiting for us and have started to prepare the climbing route.
Unfortunately in a part from Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp there will be no
internet or telephone connection. Best regards, Alex Abramov
RECEPTION In the RUSSIAN
Before departure in Tibet our expedition has visited the Russian Embassy
in Nepal. We were invited in Apartments of the Ambassador of Russia in
Nepal Andrey Trofimov. An interesting conversation was held. Valery
Babanov and Sergey Kofanov also were present at the meeting. In few days
they will start for a new route on the North Face of Jannu.
Today at night, the team has moved from Zhangmu to a small town of Nialam
(3600м), situated in gorge among high mountains. The way passes by a bad
road heavy loaded by lorries. Now the road is under repair for Olympiad.
After breakfast we have gone on an acclimatization climb on the nearest
summit (under the name Murat) 4100 м high.
The strong wind blew all the way up and at the top the rain has started.
Having gone down to Nialam, all members of team have intimately
congratulated Marat. It was the first climbed summit in his life. Tomorrow
we will go to Shigar, which is located at height 4200 meters.
Today in the morning we
have said goodbye to ours Sherpas which have gone by two lorries forward
to establish Base camp at height 5100м. Best regards from Nialam. Alex
September 11, main part of members “7Summits Club – Alpindustria”
expedition came to Nepal. This team will climb under the leadership of
Alexander Abramov. The aim is to climb the sixth highest mountain in the
world by classic route from Tibet side.
In expedition take part Russian Tennis star Marat Safin.
Alex Abramov – guide and leader (9 Himalayan expeditions, 2 times Everest
Summiteer, Cho-Oyu Summiteer)
Dmitry Moskalev – co-leader (5 Himalayan expeditions, Everest and
Alexander Chesnokov – co-leader assistant
Marat Safin – Russian Tennis Star
For Marat Safin this is the 1st mountain in his life.
Hopefully to his many victories in tennis Marat will add one more victory
on the 6th highest mountain in the world.
Photo Left to right
Yuri Beloivan – expedition member
Alex Abramov – expedition leader
Ludmila Korobeshko – mountain guide, Russian female climbing star, 1st
female climber in Moscow and 3rd Russian female climber on top of Everest
Marat Safin – expedition member, Russian Tennis Star
During buying equipment for Cho-Oyu in “Alpindustria” shop in Moscow
START OF CHO-OYU EXPEDITION
7th September “Seven
Summits Club – Alpindustria” Cho-Oyu expedition started. Alexander Abramov has
taken off for Katmandu for preparation of expedition. 11th September, 8 other
participants of trip should join him. In total it will be 7 climbers from
Moscow and one of Sakhalin in a command. The aim is to climb the sixth highest
mountain in the world by the classic route from Tibet side.
Abramov – guide and
leader (9 Himalayan expeditions, 2 times Everest Summiteer, Cho-Oyu Summiteer)
Moskalev – co-leader (5
Himalayan expeditions, Everest and Xixapangma Summiteer)
Chesnokov – co-leader
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