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Sherpa strike called off
11:22 a.m. EDT May 6, 2003
The latest development in the Russian - Sherpa stand off has resolution, "Sleep on it! We were able to discuss and solve all the problems with the sherpas in the morning."

The team agreed to pay the Sherpas some additional tips and they in turn agreed to start working again. So, with that taken care of the Sherpas headed up to ABC and the Russians headed down to a village at 4000m to rest, recover, and shower.

Alexander Abramov reports:

"2,May. Take counsel with your pillow; sleep on it! We were able to discuss and solve all the problems with sherpas in the morning. We promised them to add some tips and they signed the agreement. They will go working to ABC tomorrow. There are many talks about new illness. The border China and Nepal has been closed. We do not know exactly how to return home. According to the weather forecast a storm is expected at a height of 7000 and 8000m. We decided to have a rest in a village for three days at a height of 4000m, so we are going to move there tomorrow. I suppose we need to wash, sleep in warm place and eat fresh meat. During the whole month we are eating dried meat of yaks, not washing, not shaving and leading natural way of living. It is the end of the message, Bye"

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.

Image courtesy of Mountain.ru

Alexander's dispatch translated and forwarded by our friends as Mountain.ru

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