Everest 2013 | Summary

Apart from the extreme climbing by Denis & Alexey, hundreds of climbers are trying to reach highest point on earth via standard routes; North Col on Chinese side & South Col from Nepal. Usually Sherpas fix ropes for their clients and guide them to the top on these routes. Recent dispatches from teams suggest that rope line on South side is about to reach the summit; while on North jet-stream is holding all teams back in BC.

Two deaths were reported from Everest this weekend. First Da Rita Sherpa, an IMG Expeditions member died in his Lhotse Face C3 tent after a cardiac arrest. He was also suffering from Cereberal Edema (HACE). Another death is reported from North side ABC but no further details are available yet.

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Everest South Route Illustration by SpaceRef

Here is a summary of current location of different teams.

The Nepalese Side

Russian duo Denis Urubko and Alexey Bolotov are acclimatizing on South Col (7950m) now. They need to be super-acclimatized before summit push via new route on South-West Face in alpine style, without oxygen.

Spaniard Carlos Pauner is attempting standard South Col route to complete his 14x8000ers quest. He completed his first rotation around a week ago and is currently moving to C3 for second rotation. Probably this would be his final acclimatization trip.

80 years old Japanese, Yuichiro Miura, acclimatized to C3, a couple of days ago and is in BC now; resting and getting ready for further climbing.

Climbers from Pune, India are attempting Everest and Lhotse this spring. They were hoping to reach and establish C3 on 2nd May.

Jagged Globe Team updated today, 'All team in Camp-3 (7400m)'.

Adventure Consultants Everest team is on second rotation.

IMG Team have established C4 on south Col.

Berg Adventures Team has completed third rotation and their Sherpas are shifting loads to South Col.

Skype Everest Expedition's Mark Wood is going up for his second rotation.

Kenton Cool is resting at EBC after his acclimatization trip to C3.

RMI team is also set for one final rotation before summit push.

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Everest North Col Route Illustration by mteverest.co.uk
 
Everest North

On Everest North, Italian Silvio Mondinelli has also acclimatized above 7000m. He would be resting well before the decisive climb - aka summit push. Silvio has already climbed Everest from South and North without oxygen.

Somos Ecuador (English: We Ecuador) is a five member all-Ecuadorians team attempting North Col route without oxygen. They returned to BC on 1st May.

Photographer and Speed Climber Patricio Tisalema from Ecuador who is on "Everest (North) in One Day" mission, haven't wrote about his acclimatization since a while. In his last report on 29, he was planning to go to ABC.

Shishapangma conquerors Santiago Quintero (Ecuador) and Rupert Hauer (Austria) would have left the Shishapangma BC by now. They wouldn't be heading home; but to Everest North BC. Being well acclimatized, they would rest and wait for a weather window to push for the summit.

Despite several attempts, Altitude Junkies team couldn't reach North Col because of bad weather. Currently they are back to BC. Weather is still quite bad.

International Everest Expedition (North Side) facilitated by Asian Trekking reached Col a week ago but currently they are in BC due to bad weather.

Adventure Peaks teams' (North Side) acclimatization schedule is being affected by bad weather. They are probably still at BC



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