Day 19. 5th of May. The expedition of the 7 Summits Club Everest 2017.
First day of second acclimatization. The report from the height of 5800 meters. We will again rise to 5800, 6500 and then to 7000 meters. I reached Middle camp in 4:50. On the way I spoke with many leaders of expeditions. 7th of May there will be a meeting on the organization of the route, securing fixed ropes above 8300 meters and to the top. No one wants to do it. The Chinese took it upon themselves last 5 years. But they are always scolded that they do it late. And they don't want to take responsibility now. I also don't want to. And nobody wants that.
I think it is a simple money question. And the Chinese will do as in previous years, but for more money than usual. I can bet!