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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.

Weather:

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 .

Makalu:

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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