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"The Kazakhs only required a small puff from one bottle of oxygen and hot drinks from the sherpas - and they walked down under their own power, so well down," reported Duncan Chessell. "They are safely snoring in the tent two meters from mine." Image of Vassily (left) and Maxut courtesy of Russian Climb (click to enlarge).


Newsflash: Maxut & Vassily SUMMIT Everest - without O2!

Posted: Apr 30, 2007 12:40 pm EDT

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(MountEverest.net) Alex Abramov has just released the news from Everest's north side ABC: "Seems like the first Everest summit this season has just taken place! One our ago, at 6 p.m. Chinese time, Vassily Pivtsov and Maxut Zhumayev have called on the radio from the summit of Everest!"Second summit push in two days "The two climbers launched a summit push from 7,900m last night at 10 p.m.," Abramov wrote. "They have topped-out with no supplementary O2 or Sherpa support." Maxut and Vassily had already launched a summit push...

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