This morning the enormous Chinese team succeeded in placing 17 beaming climbers on what appears to be a windy summit, has just reported David Tait. Image of Chinese climbers planting the national flag in BC courtesy of Dmd53 (click to enlarge).
A violent storm destroyed the runway on the Arctic ice base Barneo. All polar explorers have also been severely affected in their progress by bad weather. Image of the explorers seting up camp in the storm courtesy of IPF/Arctic Arc (click to enlarge).
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International climbers are on a summit bid on Dhaulagiri, barely two weeks after reaching BC. Also fast are Maxut and Vassily, ready to reach Everests upper slopes even before the Sherpas and without supplementary O2. Otherwise, Chinese have the largest representation on the highest mountain on Earth. In the Arctic, a violent storm destroyed the airstrip on Barneos ice base but the Russian station was not evacuated as some rumors claimed mid week. Dhaulagiri summit bid starting on Saturday Spaniard Iñaki Ochoa is leading...