The call from Namche Bazaar:
"All climbers descended safe and sound. We stripped the base
camp and our caravan left furhter. Now we are in Namche Bazaar waiting
for the other members of the expedition. We are going to Lukla and
further on March, 20 by plane to Kathmandu. All of us are OK. We
miss you very much".
Victor Kozlov, the head of the expedition.
16 March, 2004
All the team has summited AMA DABLAM!
The Everest North Face expedition leader Viktor Kozlov just called
in with the latest from Ama Dablam:
The third group (Yuri Koshelenko, Viktor Bobok and Alexey Bukinich)
reached the summit of Ama Dablam at about 11.25am local time on
March, 16th. The acclimatization process is completed now. Everybody
is back in fine form. Tommorow we will be returning with caravan
from Base Camp to Lukla and will then fly to Kathmandu on March,
15 March 2004
Kozlov just called: Today, at 13h30 local time, the second group
(Piotr Kuznetsov, Nickolay Cherny, Vladimir Arkhipov and Gleb Sokolov)
has summited Ama Dablam.
The second group is en route to the Base Camp. The 3d group is at
6200m now and will set out tommorow early morning to consider summit
bid. In the morning we enjoyed sunny weather condition but in the
afternoon there is high cirrus we got used to seeing
14 March 2004
Ama Dablam summited!
Everest NF expedition leader Viktor Kozlov called in to report that
today on 14h05 local time the first group (Pavel Shabalin, Ilyas
Tukhvatullin, Andrey Mariev, Yury Ermachek and Nikolay Zhilin) successfully
summited Ama Dablam. The second group is at 6200m. Today is mostly
cloudy weather with fog. Things are progressing well, we are uderway
and feeling great about that.