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Everest Daily Wrap Up: Pushing 8000 meters
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May 6, 2004 17: 15 EST
Baruntse image gallery. Two-man push on vertical Jannu Face. New Route on Everest North Face reaching 7750 meters, and several expeditions doing their final acclimatization trip.


Nice climbing weather forecasted from Everest to Annapurna for Thursday and Friday. Winds expected to pick up during the weekend and hold. Read full synopsis at AdventureWeather.com .

Everest North:

North Face Direct: The “Siberia” group reached 7750 meters today. They will advance Friday towards 8000m. Read separate story .

Russian Adventure Team is heading back up again. Check out the Video (Windows Media Player) from the storm trashing team leader Abramov’s tent at ABC.

Brothers Tom & Ben Clowes of Adventure Peaks, just passed 7000 meters on the North Col.

Brothers Andy & Ian Prentice finally dispatched after 10 days of silence. They spent 3 nights above 7000m and are now heading down low to the villages for R&R and fattening up.

Flying Dutchmen will head up to C3 (8200m) early Friday morning.

Himex: Sherpas have established camp at 8000m. Most climbers, including Norwegian Cecilie Skog, have been acclimatizing above 7000m.

Everest South:

RAF Ted’s rumored summit attempt is still nothing but.

Mexican/Canadian Andres scaled the Lhotse wall despite high winds. Today the team reached the Geneva Spur (7900m) just below South Col.

Alpine Ascents: Climbing above 7000 meters Friday Morning.

Adventure Consultants: At C1. Moving to C2 Friday.

Big Walls:

Jannu. It really is vertical! Two man team pushing above 7000m. Check separate story from today .

Baruntse. Simone Moro’s almost live route description of “Ciao Patrick” with 6 awesome images. Check separate story from today .


British Services made good progress today and hope to establish C2 Friday.

Tom and Ben Clowes | Dutch paragliders | Mexican/Canadian | Alpine Ascents | Adventure Consultants | Prentice Bro.'s | British Services Makalu | HimEx | Russian Climb (Russian Expeditions) | Mountain.ru (Russian Expeditions)

Image of NorthEast Ridge Makalu courtesy British Services.
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