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Tents destroyed at Camp I, 7000m
0-5:10 a.m. EDT Apr 24, 2003
The Russian St. Petersburg expedition's tents were destroyed at Camp I, 7000m. On the same trip up the team reached 7800m on Everest's North Ridge.

Marina Ershova:

"I am calling from BC - we all came down for rest after our second walk to the North Col and upper. On April 18 Oleg Nasedkin and me went up to ABC and reached it on April 19, the other members left BC and reached ABC on April 19. The next day we spent at ABC because of bad weather.

On April 21 we climbed the North Col and found our Camp 1 destroyed, maybe, by wind. We were forced to install our tents again and spent a night on the Col. On April 22 we climbed up along the North Ridge to the altitude about 7500-7800 m but we didn't find any fixed ropes there.

Then Moshnikov, Totmyanin and Gaidamak decided to spend the second night on the North Col and the others came down to ABC. During our descent we saw many Sherpas - maybe they went up to fix ropes above the North Col.

On April 23 we all - from ABC and from
the North Col - came down to BC. I think we will spend about three - four days at BC for rest and recuperation. Our doctor taught our Nepalese cook to make a Russian soup -"shchi" and it was a big surprise for us!"

Dispatch translated from Russian and forwarded by our friends at Ersh Travels

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