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Asia, Tibet, Everest Attempt

Everest Attempt. The first Greek Himalayan expedition had as members Kostas Kanidis, Kostas Passaris, Nikos Louridis and me as leader and Bulgarian Dinio Georgiev-Tomov. We got to Base Camp at 5200 meters on July 16 and acclimatized for ten days. We established Camps I, II and III on July 26, 27 and 28 at 5500, 6000 and 6400 meters. The weather turned bad. On July 3 Kanidis and I occupied Camp IV on the North Col but had to descend after two days of bad weather. The next ten days were bad. It was decided that Kanidis and Tomov should make an alpine-style try from 7100 meters with one bivouac. They set out on August 18 with good weather but deep snow. They climbed to 8100 meters but returned from that point.

Stratos Paraskevaidis, Athenian Alpine Club, Greece