Himalaya 2010 wrap-up: Summit plans buried in the snow.

A snow storm has wrapped Everest and Cho Oyu, thwarting all summit plans and keeping teams stuck at BCs at least until the weekend. The Italian Hornbein team has its first man down and driven back to Kathmandu due to AMS.

Everest Hornbein

Alberto Zerain and Xtingu aborted their summit push plans due to worsening weather conditions. Tuesday night there was heavy snowfall and frequent avalanches.

Italian team member Gianluca was helped down to BC because of AMS. Unfortunately, the expedition is over for him.

Everest’s south side

“Snow has kept us in base camp for the past few days,” Eric Larsen wrote yesterday. “The pace of camp life has slowed considerablely. With day after day of weather delays, simple tasks have taken on a tortise-like quality. We are trying to make time pass.”

However, “forecasts announce clearing skies in another two to three days — our collective fingers and toes are crossed,” Eric Larson also reported.

Cho Oyu

”Fabrizio has just called in to let us know that they had been snowed on very heavily and that they had retreated to ABC to await the better conditions expected in a few days,” FTA home team told ExplorersWeb yesterday.

IMG team actually set off towards C1 on Tuesday, aiming for the summit on September 25, but turned back before reaching the camp in a worsening snow storm.

While waiting it out in ABC, Adventure Consultants kept in touch with their Sherpas who are still in higher camps. “Reports from higher on the mountain are that over one meter of snow has fallen,” they posted yesterday. “Two of our Sherpas on the mountain were waist-deep in snow at C1 and reported wide spread avalanche activity. On the way down the Sherpas dug out our tents at C1 that had been completely buried by snowfall.”

Links to fall 2010 Himalaya teams:

Everest:

Alberto Zerain
Italian Hornbein Team
Eric Larsen
Nobukazu Kuriki

Lhotse:

Jordi Tosas

Manaslu:

Sechu López
Quebec Defi Manaslu
Carlos Pauner
Xavi Arias
Mexicans Badia & Mauricio
Dream Guides

Cho Oyu:

Walter Nones
Adventure Consultants
IMG
Jagged Globe
FTA
Amical
Argentina expedition
Kari Kobler
Toni Raigon

Lesser peaks

Puryear & Gottlieb – Labuche Kang

* Previous story :

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Youngest On Everest Update: Nepal Grants Sherpa Permission.

Youngest On Everest: Worst Fears Realized?

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Everest 2010: Jordan and Apa Summit!

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Everest 2010: Weather Window For Sunday?

Everest 2010: More Teams Prepare For Summit Push.

Everest 2010: Teams Hit BC!

Everest 2010 wrap-up: hello Base Camp.

Everest 2010: Jordan Romero Leaves For Kathmandu, Tibet Is Open!

Everest 2010: Tibet Still Closed? Ice Doctors Going To Work!

Himalaya 2010 climbing season: Kathmandu Busy, Base Camps Showing Signs of Life.

* Related Links :

Himalaya Autumn 2010 expeditions.

Previous on fall 2010 Everest teams

Everest & Himalaya 2010 Season’s End Chronicle, take 5: Special report – The Spring of Annapurna.

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  1. we had a nice talk in Oman today by Khalid Al Siyabi – about his climb up Everest

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