11th May - 2013

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Giripremi’sLHOTSE-EVEREST 2013 team will start final summit attempt tomorrow morning. Veteran mountaineers wish all the success for their unique feet.


Giripremi’s Lhotse-Everest 2013 team at Camp2

Giripremi’s Lhotse Everest 2013 expedition team is now ready for the final summit push. Since they reached Everest Base Camp in first week of April, they prepared themselves by climbing upto Camp1, Camp2 and Camp3 in a series of climbing efforts through last month. In first week of May, they returned to BaseCamp for the recovery and preparation for the final attempt.

The team had been tracking the weather forecast since then. Indian Meteorological department predicted good weather for climbing Everest in next week. Recent cyclonic conditions in the Bay of Bengal have pushed the jet stream winds prevailing on the summit of the mountain towards north. This will lower the wind speeds on the summit making it favorable condition for attempting the mountain. Based on this forecast the team has planned the movement up the mountain.

They will set off from the Everest Base Camp tomorrow 12th May, morning at 3.00am. Traversing through Khumbu Icefall and western Cwm they will reach Camp2 (6500M) approximately after 10 hours of climbing. On 14th May, they will start from Camp2 towards Camp3. From this point on 15th May Ashish Mane will part from the Everest summit team and will reach Lhotse summit camp enroute his effort towards summit of Mt. Lhotse (8516M). On the same day Everest summit team will reach summit camp at south col. The same night they will start the summit attempt and if weather conditions remain favorable they will reach summits of Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Everest on 16th May.

Duringthe last week, the entire team has recovered well. Today, Mr. Reinhold Messner veteran alpinist and renowned mountaineer visited Giripremi’s Base Camp. He wished the entire team all the very best for their plan to scale the two eight thousanders on the same day. After meeting Reinhold Messner the entire team is fully charged and they are now motivated and excited for the final push.