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It’s now or never: huge Everest Summit Push is on

Huge summit push is on at both sides of Everest. Closest to the top are south side climbers, some of who could stand on the summit right now.

Everest North

“This is it! We are leaving BC tomorrow to push for the summit. If all goes well, we should be standing on top of the world in a week or so,” reported ProjectHimalaya/AdventureNomad Kenneth Koh.

Spanish DOS8000 are at 7,050m planning to go up to Camp II.

Everest South

Adventure Consultants have a dual summit bid underway. Deano and Paul should be on final push from C4 today, aiming to summit by mid morning local time on the 11th. The team plans ‘round the clock’ dispatches as they enter the critical final phase of summit bid.

“At this stage we are aware of very few if any other folks attempting the summit on the 11th,” they write.  A second summit bid is planned for Friday 13th (!).

Peak Freaks official summit push starts tomorrow, topping out on the morning of the 12th if all goes well.

Alpine Ascents are close behind: Rob Hart and Michael Horst hope to summit on May 14th.

IMG are ready for summit push as well, scattered up to  C4. Sumit and his team are en route as well.

Seth Wolpin hopes to be heading for the summit from Camp IV at the South Col all day long on Thursday: “PST or EST – doesn’t matter, I should be moving. Hope to summit around 8pm Thursday the 12th PST. 9am the 13th in Nepal.”

David Tait planned to leave BC this morning for his first oxygen-less Everest summit attempt, with finale 4-5 days from now.

Edurne Pasaban and her boys are acclimatizing in C2 dispatched Pablo Diaz-Munio, Expedition Doctor for the 14 +1 Challenge.

(Ed note: pls check separate story posted today for updates on the other peaks.)

Website links to expeditions:

Everest South Side

Peak Freaks
Jim Williams
Gavin Bates
Adventure Consultants
Michael Ortiz
Alpine Ascents International
David Tait
Endesa Edurne Pasaban
Mountain Trip
Scott Woolums’ Blog
Patricio Ramiro Tisalema
Brazilian Rodrigo Raineri
Brazilian young climbing & Hang Gliding website
“Memories Are Everything”
Enkarterri-Bizkaia Expedition
Int’l Mountain Guides
Altitude Junkies
Asian Trekking
Ferran Latorre
Apa Sherpa Eco Everest
Seth Wolpin
Jagged-Globe
RMI Guides
Mountain Madness
Patagonian Brothers’ Blog
Himalayan Ascent
Climbing for a Cause
Himalayan Experience
Kobler & Partner
Dream Guides
Ice 8000
Peak Promotion Nepal
Chris Davenport

Everest North Side:

David Liano
Nick Rice
Spanish Reto Everest 2011
Project-Himalaya
7-Summits Club
Adventure Peaks
Summit Climb
Kobler & Partner

Kanchenjunga:

Mingma Sherpa
French-Swiss Expedition
RussianClimb
Romanian-Polish-Italian Expedition
Cleo Weidlich
Blair8000

Lhotse:

Carlos Soria
Ryan Waters Mtn. Professionals
Ryan Waters Dispatches
Horia Colibasanu
Juanito Oiarzabal
Carlos Pauner
Alpine Ascents International
Summit Climb

Makalu:

Peter Hamor’s Slovak Expedition
Kinga Baranowska
Jagged Globe
Kobler & Partner

Annapurna:

South Korean Chang-Ho Kim (no website yet)
Chilean Annapurna Expedition (no website yet)

Manaslu:

Czech Climbing & Snowboard Expedition
Manaslu Expedition 2011/Loben Expeditions

Dhaulagiri:

Chilean Female Expedition

Shisha Pangma:

Kobler & Partner
Don Bowie
Amical Alpin

Cho Oyu:

Field Touring Alpine
Peak Freak Cho Oyu
Summit Climb
Kobler & Partner

Originally posted at: http://www.explorersweb.com/everest_k2/news.php?id=20141

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