An Everest / Lhotse Update from Sergey Larin, a guide and doctor for the 7 Summits Club – 5th May
“All our groups went to the final (hopefully) stage of acclimatization – the ascent to camp 3 (C3) 7300m.
“There is no Internet up the base camp, so Alex asked me to pass the news on.
“The first Everest group (guide Artem Rostovtsev) is in camp C2 6460m.
“The second Everest group (guide Alex Abramov) on the route from C1 6060m to C2.
“The group Lhotse (guide Kotlyar) came to C1.
“Now about the situation in Nepal. The government abruptly closed all domestic flights, including helicopter flights from 3.05. And they promise to close international flights from 6.05, that is, today at 24: 00.
“For us, it wasn’t as sad as it could have been. Since helicopter transportation is still possible on special anti-COVID permits.
“For the supply of expeditions, it is possible to receive them. So we must not starve to death. Moreover, there is a stock of non-perishable products until mid-June.”