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Igor Plyushkin was lost on slopes of Everest.

22/05/2006 22:47

May, 21 the first group of climbers, 20 person (9 members, 2 guides and 9 high-altitude porters) makes an attempt to reach the summit of Everest. Climbers have left camp at height of 8300 meters in midnight. All group used artificial oxygen during the ascent. By 10 a.m. 16 persons have reached the ...

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The hot news - 16 summiters !

21/05/2006 13:30

Today May, 21, at 8 a.m. Tibet time ( 4 a.m. on Moscow ) the first climbers from our expedition have reached the summit of Everest. There were a guide Sergey Kofanov (Russia), sirdar Mingma Gelu Sherpa (it is his 6 ascents), 3 more Sherpas. Slate Stern (USA), Henrik Olsen (Denmark), Arcady Ryzhenko ...

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Vladimir Lande - the first Russian on Everest....

18/05/2006 13:33

18th of May. Ludmila Korobeshko and Alexander Abramov from АВС, 6400м. The main event of last days: Vladimir Lande successfully summited Everest - May, 15 at 9.00. He has spent, from 8300 up to the top, about 6 hours, very good time. Vladimir climbed together with Nima Sherpa, then they have ...

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Photo Impression from Taschi Dzom (Harry Kikstra)

17/05/2006 14:29

We will be leaving Taschi Dzom in a few hours, on our way to BC, ABC, NC & ...... This little village is nothing more than a crossroad with a few mud houses, but I always love it here. If you take the time to just sit somewhere for some time an dlet local life pass you by, you can get some views ...

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Information from Noel Hanna

16/05/2006 18:31

Mon 15/May/06 15 May, 06 - 12:03 I am back at B.C. now getting gear + oxygen masks sorted out. I hope to go to IBC 2moro + ABC on Wed. If the weather forecast is good on Wed. for a few days i will hopefully push on up to N.C. and to higher camps 7700mts +8300mts. Everything from here on is ...

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Harry Kikstra report. 15-May: up to 7400m, down to 4200m....

16/05/2006 14:39

.....At the back was our senior guide Nickolay Cherni, though 67 years old, one of the strongest men on the planet. A walking history of climbing, last year he guided our first group of clients to the summit (age 66!). The Sherpas lovingly call him `Papa` and he will kick many people half his age`s ...

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Nikolay Cherny leaves expedition...

14/05/2006 21:10

May, 13. Today the part of guides (the second team) has gone down in Tashi Dzong, on height of 4200 meters, for the final rest and preparation for an ascent. The first team came in Tashi Dzong early. We have met here Igor Svergun, Lorenzo Gariano and Noel Hanna. Now we are together, tomorrow Igor ...

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End of acclimatization.... New Photos

13/05/2006 13:34


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Second Team went to the North Col....

11/05/2006 17:56

Our first team under the leadership of Igor Svergun and Sergey Kofanov has spent two nights on the North Col, at height of 7100 meters and has made an acclimatization outing to the 7500 meters. The first team, 10 persons, has gone down today in АВС camp. Then they have left to the base camp where ...

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A yak as a gift....

06/05/2006 16:40

Last night we have started to mark day Sergey Kofanova`s birth in BC. Today in mornings we have continued, having presented him a yak as a gift. Today in the morning the caravan from 12 yaks has come in camp. We have shipped on them all our oxygen. Yesterday guys have spent about 3 hours, they ...

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High life in the Base Camp + New Photos

05/05/2006 21:31


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BC - ABC - BC world female record

03/05/2006 19:47


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Holiday of 1st May in high-altitude style….

02/05/2006 10:22

Today we have gone down from Northern Saddle. The 1st of May, it is a holiday of working people. Therefore today began for us unusual. Near the North Col camp, directly at height of 7 thousand meters, we were caught by our friends Alexey Bolotov, Nikolay Totmjanin and Boris Kjrshunov and …. we have ...

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The best ever camp established in the North Col

30/04/2006 10:19

The large part of our expedition stay at height 6400m now, in the ABC camp. And tomorrow we plan climb up to the North Col. Today command under Igor Svergun`s leadership, two Norwegians, Dane and Noel Hanna from Ireland, reached the North Col. 2-3 day before, Sherpas could completely establish our ...

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April, 27. Winter is still there.

28/04/2006 15:19

April, 27. Winter is still there. Snow is falling several days. The Weather is unusual - there was not such bad conditions for last four years. It seems, that winter was not finished yet and spring has not come yet. Usually there were dusty storms, strong wind, and only sometimes snow dropped out. ...

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April, 25. Rest in Tashi Dzong.

26/04/2006 19:46

Behind us - three days in АВС, at 6400м, spending one night at this altitude. Yesterday the second team under leadership of Alex Abramov and Ludmila Korobeshko has gone down to the base camp. Not without troubles. American pastor Vince (Bousselaire) has felt not well. Already from 6400 m he began ...

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Snow in the base camp

19/04/2006 14:49


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Xegar - true Tibet, rock-climbing to monastery...

17/04/2006 22:59

Yesterday, 16th of April, we have celebrated the Easter of the Western world. We ate at breakfast cooked eggs. A part of group, that stayed in hotel Snow Land, has bragged of night adventures. At night a monkey has occupied a toilet, terribly showing canines and loudly growling. Nyalam - a ...

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Acclimatisation climbs and play in Nyalam

17/04/2006 18:41

After some morning exercises, we had a breakfast, then went to the second acclimatization climb. This time a bit higher. We planned to rise for 1000 meters. A team of Vikings (four climbers from Norway) have gone on other mountain, more difficult. They use a novelty - in a mouth they hold a special ...

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Katmandu - Nyalam, transfer without problems

14/04/2006 21:40

13th of April, the caravan of expedition started from hotel " Vaishali" at 5.15 in the mornings. Our expedition has left disturbing Katmandu and has reached the Chinese border without essential incidents. The road was practically free, however in several places it was necessary to stand at military ...

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