Everest in winter: strong winds force Txikon & Co to descend
Everest news flash: due to the strong winds the expedition led by Alex Txikon is currently descending to base camp. The expedition is attempting to make a winter ascent of Everest without supplementary oxygen.
Alex Txikon is quickly descending to base camp after having reached 7950 meters. He was ascending to Camp 4 at the South Col, but weather conditions have changed brusquely and winds at around 100 km/hour are expected up on the mountain.
Txikon has therefore decided to descend in order to keep all members of his expedition safe. At the moment they are at circa 5850 meters. The summit push was scheduled for Sunday 25 February, however, the weather window has not arrived as originally forecast.
Source: Endika Lekaroz Agara Press Office Alex Txikon