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Mountally challenged => Everest 2007 updates => Topic started by: 7summits on May 14 2007, 03:29

Title: May 9: Alex Abramov: Day of victory party in BC
Post by: 7summits on May 14 2007, 03:29
May, 9 2007 Everest Base Camp from the North, 5200м.

Today we have celebrated Day of the Victory. 12 participants of travel on motobikes (a route Lhasa - Katmandu) have risen to us in the base camp. They arrived yesterday in Rongbuk, and today came to us to dinner. Dmitry Rysin and Igor Kulishov (heads of expedition) told us about their adventures on road from Lhasa. Some accidents have taken place, basically because of collision with animals. Anybody from bikers has not suffered seriously. They were forced to leave their motorcycles in Rongbuk - any type of transport, except for horses and special jeeps could go through the Chinese check-point .

A festive lunch was perfect, with toasts for the Victory, for Mountain, for "mad people" (i.e. people such as climbers and motorcyclists), all team was photographed at finish. Then guys have left to Rongbuk camp.

For the evening dinner we have called for Russell, Jamie, Ronnie Muhl - the member of our last year's expedition from South Africa. Russell has brought a message that this day 17 Chinese have reached the Everest summit. Though the strong wind complicated an ascent. Ronnie, Jamie and Mr. Chvan (the owner of company " Аrun-trek ") came a bit later. There were again toasts for the Victory, songs about war and peace. And when it darkened, we have arranged fireworks in honour of a holiday.

May, 10 - day of rest and preparation. May, 11 all team goes upward. First in АВС, then - as soon as weather will allow - upward by two groups. Today after breakfast, doctor Sergey Larin has made medical survey of all participants who have come back from rest. All is normal, everyone can go on an ascent.

Lyudmila Korobeshko from BC the Everest, Tibet, 5200


Title: Re: May 9: Alex Abramov: Day of victory party in BC
Post by: m.c. reinhardt on May 15 2007, 03:25
You really get your money's worth on Alex's expedition. It certainly is more than a guided climb to the top of Everest. Celebrations, motorbikes, pool tables, feasts fit for a King and fireworks!!! Not bad!

Wishing the entire team a safe and successful summit bid!

MC  :)