Austria Horizont Reisen Everest
14 April - 2 June 2001(50
Horizont Reisen/Club Montana Tirol, A-6020 INNSBRUCK Amraserstr.
Stefan Gatt, A-4040 LINZ, Herzog Wilhelmweg 3 / 4
expedition will consist of two separate phases,
the first part will allow us time to acclimatize to
the rarefied air in order to accomplish phase two of
our expedition which is to climb Everest in an alpine,
individual if you will, style. parts.
First we will fly from Mόnchen to Lhasa. Here we will
do some sightseeing before we move north to the
Nyanchhen-Thanglha mountain massif, which is part of
the Trans-Himalaya. This is a rarely visited part of
Himalaya with many 5 and 6,000 meter summits, along
with four 7,000 meter summits. Many of these are still
unclimbed to this day. Our base camp will be
established at the westside of the massif, and we are
planning to climb two of the six-thousanders, and the
central summit of Nyanchhen-Thanglha (7,117m). We will
stay in this region for 24 days, climbing and acclimatizing
for our Everest-climb.
we will travel through Shigatse and Shegar on to
Rongbuk. Here the second part of the expedition
starts. At Rongbuk we will establish Basecamp and
follow in the tracks of the English pioneers, climbing
the north- and later the north-east ridge to the
summit. In Basecamp we will have a Nepalese cook and a
kitchen-boy to prepare our food. There will also be an
expedition-doctor present for safety. The necessary
tents, food and communication equipment will be
supplied. The climb in itself will be conducted in an
individual style, there will be no Sherpa-support and
supplemental oxygen. Each member of the expedition
will be responsible for his/her own choice of route on the
mountain and carrying his/her own supplies up the
mountain and stocking and building the higher camps.
There will be no guides, and it is expected that the
members be self-reliant and experienced mountaineers (up
to UIAA Grade V).
will have 2 weeks from the end of may to complete our
climb. With our prior acclimatisation we will
hopefully ascend fast and if the weather permits it,
summit before the monsoon hits in the middle of June.
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