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Everest daily wrap up: Two more North summits - Waiting on Anna
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May 20, 2004 09: 27 EST
We are still waiting on news from Piotr on Annapurna and from Victor Kozlov and the Russian Everest North Face team; they are both approaching the final part of their climbs. Two more teams summited today. The several teams left on the mountain report snow and some wind.

Everest Weather

A low over Tibet is causing snowfall in the Everest area, predicted to continue through Sunday. Wind speeds are variable but remain moderate.

Everest North: Summits today

Dutch Paragliders

Dijmarescu and Lhakpa

Everest North: Summit Push tonight

mBank Annapurna: Making the push from Camp 2!

Everest North: Summit Push tomorrow or later

Russian Central North Face reached 8400m yesterday.

Italian Everest/K2 Many members of the team have descended to ABC. They report that two Catalan girls were assisted down the mountain suffering from AMS symptoms and are doing OK now. Italian positions as of today. Video from the first turn-around at 8600m (Windows Media Player).

Russian Adventure team. Vladimir has turned around. The team may wait out the weather.

Adventure Peaks: "The weather overnight at 7800m was Windy together with some snow fall. The weather forecast shows a reasonable summit window for Friday and a chance of precipitation today Thursday together with winds 20-30knts. Other groups have summitted this morning (Thur) or are close to the summit in clear weather and minimal wind, ABC is wind free so it appears the group is in a band of clouds and wind at 7800m."

Patrick Bernier Today (May 20) he heads to ABC.

Everest South:

Alpine Ascents: Camp 2 held back by weather

Adventure Consultants Camp 2

Over Everest are still stuck in the valley due to heavy fog and now rain. They plan to head up around the 26th of May.


Jannu North Face Expedition: Yesterday Mikhailov's group ascended the portaledge at 7400m. If weather permits, today the guys plan to continue the climb above 7500m.

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Image of Italian climbers near Camp 3 courtesy of montagna.org.
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