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Himalaya update: Anna summit push team in C3, quake not felt on Everest

Posted: Apr 15, 2010 10:42 am EDT

(ExWeb/Madrid) Edurne & Co have reached C3 on Annapurna followed by Jorge Egocheaga and Martin Ramos. Climbing in great weather and conditions, the chance to eventually top-out may be to good to miss for other climbers on the spot, such as Joao Garcia - who might be considering to join the Spaniards for the summit attempt Saturday.

Meanwhile, teams on Everest report they felt nothing of the 6.9 quake that hit Qinghai region yesterday, causing over 600 deaths.

Al Filo: all systems go in C3

Edurne Pasaban, Asier Izaguirre, Alex Chicon, Nacho Orviz and the team sherpas reached C3 in great weather around 2:30pm, local time today. They were not alone: Jorge Egocheaga and Martin Ramos have joined Al Filo team on todays climb to C3, although they later returned to C2 for the night.

Weather forecasts announce sun and mild wind for the next three days, thus encouraging the Spaniards on their summit plans.

Joao joining the summit push?

Happy Nepalese new year, Polish Kinga Baranowska reported yesterday. Were just back from C2 and ready to go up again to C3. Edurne has gone up aiming for the top we are not ready yet to go that far though. In our group, only Joao is considering to join the Spaniards on a shot to the summit.

Garcia - who reached BC just a week ago with Anna the last peak on his 14x8000ers quest - told media in Portugal that C2 is supplied with summit gear, which can be taken to C4. The summit push could take place this weekend, he said.

Catalan Xavi Arias confirmed yesterday he was setting off towards C2 today. I am teaming up with Lluis Rafolls, and will climb together with Carlos Pauner and Javier Perez, and Juanito Oiarzabal+Tolo Calafat, Xavi stated. Hopefully we will reach C3 to spend Friday night there.

While Carlos Pauner has specifically stated that after the night in C3 he will return back to BC, neither Oiarzabal nor Arias have confirmed their plans beyond Friday. A Sherpa working with Juanito was seen from BC earlier today, on his way to C3.

Everest notes: no tremor in BC

Teams on both sides of Everest say they didnt feel the quake hitting Qinghai. We heard there was an earthquake about 250 kilometres to the northwest of us, over on the Qinghai/Tibet border, dispatched Dan Mazur from Interim Camp on East Rongbuk glacier yesterday. We did not feel the effects here; everyone on our team is okay.

As for the recent quake on the Tibetan plateau, climbers in (south side) BC felt nothing, Peak Freaks home team reported.

Links to 2010 teams:

Everest south side

No Guts Know Glory

Manoel Morgado

Australian Brad Jackson & Sandy Hoby

Ta Loeffler

Altitude Junkies

Anne-Mari Hyryläinen (AJ)

Albert Bosh

Peak Freaks

Alpine Ascents

Paul & Denise Fejtek (MT)

Adventure Consultants



Elia Sailaky - finding life

Adventures Global

Malta team

Eco Everest


Mountain Madness

Expedition Hanesbrand


Dream Guides

Kari Kobler


Simone Moro

Finnish expedition

Cleo Weidlich

Everest north side

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner

Alfredo Garcia - La Rioja expedition

Hungarians - Dreher 24

Jordan Romero


7-Summits Club

Adventure Dynamics


Meagan McGrath

Kazakh National team

Marco Confortola

Lina Quesada


Edurne Pasaban

Ferran Latorre

Oh Eun-Sun

Kinga Baranowska

Nick Rice

Carlos Pauner

Joao Garcia

Xavi Arias

Juanito Oiarzabal

Horia Colibasanu

Martin Ramos

Peter Hamor

Park Young-Seok


Chris Warner & Marty Schmidt

Field Touring Alpine

Russian Climb

Chris Klinke


Chilean Bicentenario expedition

Iran Mountain Zone


Carlos Soria

Tente Lagunilla

Patxi Goñi

Shisha Pangma

Mark Hose


Lessser peaks

Baruntse - Ben clark Ski the Himalayas team

Ama Dablam - Phillipe Gatta

#Mountaineering #topstory

L/R: Asier, Alex, nacho and Edurne near C3 on Anna north side during a previous trip up some days ago.
courtesy Al Filo de lo Imposible - TVE, SOURCE
Martin Ramos (left) and Jorge Egocheaga.
Image by Kinga Baranowska courtesy Kinga Baranowska, SOURCE
Juanito Oiarzabal preparing some Spanish cooking delicacies in BC: Today, Bacalao a la Vizcaina (Codfish in tomato sauce).
Image by Xavi Arias courtesy Xavi Arias, SOURCE
A bunch of summiteers. Left to right: Peter Hamor, three Sherpas, Joao Garcia, Kinga Baranowska, Piotr Pustelnik and Horia Colibasanu.
courtesy Kinga Baranowska, SOURCE