Alexander Abramov, leader of the expedition, from camp 8300.
Our entire team at 8300. Already above Cho-Oyu. In General, as this is our 4th outing, everyone is feeling great. All parts of the route: base camp – middle camp, middle camp – ABC, ABC– 7000, 7000 – 7800, 7800 – 8300 we passed exactly in 3:45. All! I'm scared that we will do tomorrow. Again 3:45 to the summit?
Now the weather at 8300 is windless. And the forecast is the same. It seems, we caught a beautiful night for climbing.
One thing upset. It looks like tonight or this morning, one climber died five meters below 8300. It is still unknown from which expedition. But he went without oxygen. It seems the dead man is just lying around the trail.