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Russian going for the summit of Everest tonight
04:31 a.m. EDT May 29, 2003
Two days ago Bidzina Gudjabidze and Vasili Elagin of the Russian Adventure Team made it to the summit. Now another climber from the team, Sergey Larin, is having his go at the summit all alone.

Alexander Abramov reports:

"28 May. The team of Alpindustria is trying to storm the summit of Everest again. Sergey Larin is making desperate attempt of ascension. He is at 8300m now, Sergey reported about the attempt to reach the summit at night today. There are no climbers except him on the mountain. The wind is blowing dangerously. Sergey is an experienced climber and if the weather does not change he will not jeopardize his life. About 36 yaks have been gone to the ABC already. Elagin and Litinskiy descended to the ABC.
We wish Sergey Larin good luck!
It is the end of the message,

This expedition is part of a new project called the, "Russian Adventure Team." Their goal is to climb the seven summits of the seven continents - The first peak climbed was Mt. Elbrus this past January 8th and then Kilimanjaro. After Everest, they will head to Carstensz Pyramid.

Dispatch translated and forwarded by our friends at Mountain.ru

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