An avalanche cascades down the slopes of Nuptse and into the Western Cwm, causing a long line of Sherpa carrying loads to Camp II to scurry away to safety. Image courtesy of First Ascent expedition website (click to enlarge).
Abramov's team training ladder-crossing in Everest BC. Image courtesy of 7Summits-Club (click to enlarge).
The road to Tibet. Image courtesy of Kanagawa University Team's website (click to enlarge).
Edurne & Co. reached Kangchenjunga's BC yesterday in beautiful weather. Image courtesy of Edurne Pasaban (click to enlarge).
Andrew Lock's Shisha+Everest will have to wait until September. File image of Andrew courtesy of his website (click to enlarge).
Spaniard Xavi Arias, going for Lhotse, reporting from Doha's Airport. Image courtesy of Xavi (click to enlarge).
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(MountEverest.net) Everest south side teams are checking in from C2 and yesterday a leaders' meeting was held in BC. Some north side expeditions are across the border while others have run out of time while waiting for permits. One is Andrew Lock, whose 14x8000ers finals will have to wait until September.Another snow spell has forced Manaslu teams back to BC, and thwarted a Korean summit bid. On Annapurna, a storm is holding up Minarik, Kopold and Revol at 6,700m. Everest-Lhotse traverseThe Kazakh Lhotse-Everest traverse...