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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby dnye » Fri May 20, 2011 3:01 pm

A very naive question.

Based upon the topo map provided by the Spot website. How come people do not climb the Northern and Eastern aspects of Everest? Is it Avalanche nightmare? The slope angle looks much less severe, which had me wondering...

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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby climbing_rob » Fri May 20, 2011 3:03 pm

Cool, fun to watch the nice steady progress !

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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby unclegar » Fri May 20, 2011 3:14 pm

Very cool to watch this from the website. Wishing (and praying) the best for Alan and his group.
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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby MtHurd » Fri May 20, 2011 3:19 pm

dnye wrote:A very naive question.

Based upon the topo map provided by the Spot website. How come people do not climb the Northern and Eastern aspects of Everest? Is it Avalanche nightmare? The slope angle looks much less severe, which had me wondering...


People do climb from the north on a ridge. I'm guessing they don't climb on the slope you are looking at because of avalanche danger.

Looks like they may be at the Hillary Step.

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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby MountainHiker » Fri May 20, 2011 3:26 pm

Wow! Stay safe!
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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby dnye » Fri May 20, 2011 3:47 pm

Barry Raven wrote:
dnye wrote:A very naive question.

Based upon the topo map provided by the Spot website. How come people do not climb the Northern and Eastern aspects of Everest? Is it Avalanche nightmare? The slope angle looks much less severe, which had me wondering...


People do climb from the north on a ridge. I'm guessing they don't climb on the slope you are looking at because of avalanche danger.

Looks like they may be at the Hillary Step.


Thanks! That is kind of what I figured.

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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby SurfNTurf » Fri May 20, 2011 5:14 pm

Looks like he just summited?
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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby JB99 » Fri May 20, 2011 5:16 pm

SurfNTurf wrote:Looks like he just summited?


That's what I was just thinking... awesome.
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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby IHikeLikeAGirl » Fri May 20, 2011 5:23 pm

I think there may have been a glitch with his SPOT. But looks like he summitted around 5:20p MT!

Awesome Alan and congratulations! You are a true testament to NEVER give up on a goal or a dream!

I hope you and your group descend safely! And congratulations to Kami for summitting and safely assisting you through this climb!

Will adamantly watch your descent as well. Hope the spot remains on.
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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby Johnson » Fri May 20, 2011 5:48 pm

HE MADE IT! 5 A.M. With an emotional audio dispatch.... Climb On Alan.... Congratulations!
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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby TomPierce » Fri May 20, 2011 6:23 pm

Outstanding accomplishment. It speaks volumes to Alan's perseverance and stamina, I am so happy for him. Keeping my fingers crossed for an uneventful descent.
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Re: Fourth attempt at Everest Summit is about underway

Postby spaceman » Fri May 20, 2011 6:23 pm

Congratulations Alan. I am very happy and wish him a safe trip home.

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