Everest Summit Bid Delayed

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Chinese guides carry supplies and O2 to 7,000m. Photo: Xinhua

The Chinese surveyors aiming to summit and re-measure Everest are in ABC (6,500m) after a failed attempt to reach Camp 1 (at 7,028m) yesterday.

After gaining 200 vertical metres above ABC, they turned around because of dangerous conditions. “At 6,700m, they found that the snow on the climbing route was relatively deep and there was a danger of avalanches,” reported Xinhua News.

Today, a group of mountain guides were heading to Camp 1 to assess the avalanche risk before setting a new climbing schedule. The surveyors remain in ABC, “resting and practising climbing skills.”

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Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides

Senior journalist, published author and communication consultant. Specialized on high-altitude mountaineering, with an interest for everything around the mountains: from economics to geopolitics. After five years exploring distant professional ranges, I returned to ExWeb BC in 2018. Feeling right at home since then!

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Turn back if it is not safe, don’t risk your life, it is always a next day .

Phil Cole

They could rebuild the Rongbok monastery which was destroyed by the CCP years ago….