Acclimatization completed!

Hi All,

Thanks for your patience, I didn’t have access to the Internet in the last ten days.

I’ve completed my acclimatization and now descended to the village Tengri at 4,200 m. for the rest and recovery.

The last days were very intense. I moved to the Advanced Base Camp (ABC) at 6,400 m., and climbed twice to the North Col of Mt. Everest at 7,100 m. I stayed both times at the North Col for a night. The weather was not bad. Usually the first part of the day was perfect, and the second part snowy.

Yesterday after a night at 7,100 m. I climbed about 200 m. up. My intention was to reach altitude of 7,500, but the wind was so strong, that it was sometimes difficult even to stay on feet under the wind gusts. Finally the weather took a turn for the worse. Just in time for me. I need a few days for recovery, and my acclimatization is completed. I descended back to the North Col, and then to the ABC. I had a cup of soup at ABC, and finally decided to descend to the Base Camp. That was another 25 km distance. I started at 1 pm and arrived at BC in the darkness. The last one and a half hour I moved under the moonlight. I didn’t turn on my flashlight since the trail was visible enough, and the view was fantastic under the light of moon.

Today morning a Jeep drived me to Tengri. I will stay here for 2-3 days. The bad weather forecast is actually longer. The plan is to wait for the good weather window, and then I need 5 days for the summit push.

Please find some pictures.

ABC

ABC

Seracs on the way to ABC

Seracs on the way to ABC

Everest from ABC

Everest from ABC

Everest from ABC after snow storm

Everest from ABC after snow storm

The North Col of Mt. Everest

The North Col of Mt. Everest

On the Ice Wall

On the Ice Wall

On the Ice Wall

On the Ice Wall

Climbing the Ice Wall

Climbing the Ice Wall

Camp on the North Col

Camp on the North Col

My tent on the North Col after snow storm

My tent on the North Col after snow storm

Everest from the North Col

Everest from the North Col

 

 

6 thoughts on “Acclimatization completed!

  1. С Днём Победы, дружище. Фотографии интересные. Не ленись, делай побольше. Для сайта не помешает… Удачи и здоровья!

  2. Hi Ravil,

    Glad to hear everything is well!

    Thank you for the breathtaking pictures and looking forward to news about the summit push, when the weather gets better.

  3. Hi Ravil, Great pictures! Pleased to hear things are going well so far. Hope you get the good weather break soon for your summit climb. Wishing you all the best.

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