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  High Winds on Everest


High winds have been hitting Everest up high the last two days, starting in the afternoon... Yan Giezendanner, the French forcaster, has predicted this wind, therefore the SummitClimb's last group was expecting it. Others, apparently were using other forecasts or nothing at all and got "hammered" at high camp.  "Anyone that is telling you the wind has not been blowing up high, is not there and they don't have a clue".

The good news is that Yan Giezendanner is predicting that the winds are slowing. The window appears to be open late, just like last year when climbers summited on the 31st of May.

Those climbers at 7600 meters should be able to move to 8300 (high camp) today and attempt the summit the next day or the following day, if all holds to story.

One issue, is the climbers who are coming down "hammered" are a pain for the others at 7600 meters to deal with. This takes a toll on those climbers who are going up. We saw the same situation with the Adventure Peaks expedition last week, when after helping several climbers, they decided to abort, as they were burned out from helping others...

It would be interesting to know, if those who died on Everest  thought they were going to have good weather all day, when clearly Yan Giezendanner's forecasts were showing snow and storms in the afternoons... Of course, if slow on the Summit bid, it is best to just turn around...

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