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  Everest 2004 Weather


Weather: The weather on Everest has arguably caused more deaths than any other factor besides bad judgment by climbers.

This year some of the commercial expeditions are again buying the Bracknell reports. Traditionally these reports have been distributed by Henry Todd on the south and Russ Brice and/or Kari Kobler on the north. These reports have been highly accurate the last few years predicting summit periods days in advance. These reports cost thousand of dollars and are not distributed for free. These reports have clearly been worth their weight in gold the last few years, but they are FORECASTS and some day will be wrong also. Some climbers on Everest don't even know these weather reports exist.

Reading weather reports in also an art, but that is an another story.

Several other weather reports are available on Mt Everest, some have been inaccurate in the past.

Yan Giezendanner, is the forecaster for the French North side expedition and also for Jean-Christophe Lafaille's Makalu expedition. Mr Giezendanner have been a forecaster with France weather at the station weather of Chamonix for 25 years but works on his own  account as specialist in weather of mountain. He have supported several 8000 meter expeditions in the past.

His 5/11/2004 forecast for the next few days: note high winds predicted for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday up high... Followed soon afterwards by snow...

Everest weather forecast North side

Wendesday  12

Good

Wind 6000 m : nw 60 km/h

Wind 7000 m : nw 80

Wind 8000 m : nw 100

Wind top : nw 100

 

Thursday 13 :

Wind 6000 m : nw 50 km/h

Wind 7000 m : nw 60

Wind 8000 m : nw 80

Wind top : nw 100 

 

Friday 14 :

Beautiful weather, clouds of afternoon in low number, top of layer 7000 m.

Wind 6000 m : nw 60 km/h

Wind 7000 m : nw 80

Wind 8000 m : nw 100

Wind top : nw 100 

 

Satuday 15:

Good weather clouuds on afternoon

Wind 6000 m : nw 30 km/h

Wind 7000 m : nw 40

Wind 8000 m : nw 50

Wind top : nw 60 

 

Sunday 16 :

Good weather, local clouds cumulus snow

Wind 6000 m : n 30 km/h

Wind 7000 m : ne  30

Wind 8000 m : n 25

Wind top : n 25 

 

Monday 17:

Good the morning, then snow.

Climbing and mountaineering are very dangerous activities that can result in serious injury and death

 
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