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Everest North Expeditions Update

Posted: Apr 27, 2013 02:47 am EDT

(Nick Boudreau) Ed note: info compiled Apr 25. The north side of Everest is seeing similar altitude progress as their southeast ridge counterparts. Most teams are hovering between Advance Base Camp (ABC) at 6400m and the North Col at 7000m.

Altitude Junkies’ team lead by Phil Crampton and Sirdar Dorjee Sherpa has oxygen stacked at the North Col with hopes to tag it today. Icelandic mountain guide Leifur Svavarsson has already spent three days at ABC expects to see the North Col today as well.

Swiss team, Kobler & Partners, is set up at Base Camp and, while dispatches haven’t been posted for a few days, ExplorersWeb expects the team has made progress to ABC.

An all Ecuadorian team, Somos Ecuador 5, lead by Ivan Vallejo is making their charge to be the first climbers from their country to summit Everest without supplemental oxygen.

Summit Climb’s team lead by Arnold Coster along with 14 Sherpas is now on Day 2 at ABC and also prepping for their Camp 1 push. Russia’s 7Summits Club shows similar progress.

American climber Dawes Eddy has joined Nepal’s Asian Trekking Everest North team with Climbing Sirdar Mingma Sherpa. They are also making steps towards the North Col.

Scotsman Bob Kerr and the UK’s Adventure Peaks have already made their stop at the North Col. The team, lead by Rob Smith and Paul Noble, is resting at Base Camp.

Making an “alpine-style” attempt of the North route is Italian alpinist Silvio Gnaro Mondinelli.

Everest North Camps and Steps (courtesy Alan Arnette)

Base Camp – 5182m/17,000ft
Advanced Base Camp – 6492m/21,300ft
Camp 1/North Col – 7000m/23,000ft
Camp 2 – 7500m/24,750ft
Camp 3 – 8300m/27,390ft
1st Step – 8500m/27,890ft
2nd Step – 8577m/28,140ft
Summit – 8850m/29,035ft

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Altitude Junkies Sherpas prep to bring oxygen to North Col
courtesy Altitude Junkies, SOURCE
Four of the five team member of Somos Ecuador 5
courtesy Somos Ecuador5, SOURCE
Everest Northeast Ridge Route.
courtesy Alan Arnette, SOURCE