Daily News: 4/3/2000 Report
A team of eight climbers and over
20 sherpas will climb to Camp 4 on Everest this spring to attempt
to bring down hundreds of discarded oxygen bottles and tons of trash left by other
climbers in the past. The climbers will also attempt to summit Everest.
Members include Robert Chang,
Expedition leader Robert Hoffman of Belmont, CA, (his fourth expedition to Everest),
Deputy Expedition leader is Robert Boice of San Francisco. The expedition trek leader is
Jamling Tenzing Norgay, the son of one of the first Everest summiteers, Tenzing Norgay. In
addition, Sherman Bull, 62, of Stamford, CT, is a physician member.
The lead sherpa is Appa Sherpa.
Current Status: The Expedition has departed for Nepal.
EverestNews.com will feature
dispatches from this American Expedition.
EverestNews.com will follow the
attempt on Annapurna of the "International Annapurna 2000 Expedition":
We think you will find these daily reports very
interesting. Go to their site for the pictures and dispatches in Spanish. Their web site: www.interofer.es/annapurna2000 with
reports in Spanish, Pictures and more !
Title: The day ended in Lete, at
meters of altitude
Sun and Heat (+35 Cs / + 5C)
Expedition Location: Resting in Lete after an pleasant day in
which the group gained 1000 meters of altitude.
Next objective: Rest in Lete to
regroup to all the team.
We started in Kopchepani and
walked in the direction of our objective:
Lete. Although we climbed almost 1000 meters in altitude, it was
quite pleasant. This is thanks to the fact that the route begins to near Annapurna. Today, we
saw the path to Thulobugin that we will need to follow in
about two or three days. Tomorrow, (Sunday) we will remain in Lete, so that the porters can
rest and to give time for the stragglers to
reunited with the group.
The weather is fantastic; quite fresh at
night and very warm by the day. For that reason, we took advantage of the coolness and
in the morning only until 1:00 in the afternoon to stop and eat during
the hottest hours. The latest
meteorological situation seemed to get worse, but the night has appeared with a
sky full of stars.
The barometer indicates a reduction of pressure which is the reason why we did not wait for great
changes: Sun with temperatures of up to 35 Cs during the day and not less than 5 Cs during
the night. Although, we are still at only 2,400 meters. After the rest day, we will climb to
Chhoya (3,600 meters) which is not on the famous
Joaquim " Jake " Molins i Gil
- Annapurna Spring 2000: 4/2/2000
Title: Day of rest
Sun and Heat (35 Cs) (-5 C)
Expedition Location: Lete, enjoying a rest day and recovering.
Next objective: Beginning of the
three last stages towards the Camping Base.
The expeditionary members have dedicated the day to rest and regroup the porters. The rest will serve to save up energy for
the last three stages that separate us from Annapurna Base Camp. This
additional energy and the time becoming acclimated at 3000 meters
will help us in the coming weeks. Joaquim "Jake" Molins, spokesman of the
group is happy with the progress.
EverestNews.com has added a Spring 2000 Annapurna Page where EverestNews.com will report
News on this expedition and other
- Everest Spring 2000: Byron Smith at
Current Status: Byron Smith and the Everest 2000 team have
reached Everest Base camp. They tell us that "they have already traveled 55
kilometers and ascended an equivalent of 22 CN Towers." This base will be home to the
Everest 2000 team for the next two months.
For video updates (which are very good), and daily dispatches check Byron's Expedition out today: http://cbc.ca/everest2000/
Sorry, my sites are only in
Finnish, except after Cho Oyu expedition which is in English also. You can see Everest
video shots and you can follow our expedition pictures. T. Ari Piela www.topadventures.com
T. Ari Piela reached the Summit of
Everest in Spring 1999.
EverestNews.com will add more web
sites to the "family".
EverestNews.com will start a Lhotse
page for News.
EverestNews.com will report on both
Mallory and Irvine 2000 Expeditions.
Graham and Juan Oiarzabal
Death on the way
has learned a 14 year boy plans to attempt the Summit of Everest in Spring
Oiarzabal, "To the Edge
of The Impossible" or AL FILO DE LO IMPOSIBLE in Spanish: Expedition to recreate the ascent of 1924 of Mallory
and Irvine of Everest. This expedition is already underway.
Canadian Expeditions on Everest in Spring 2000
Hoyland's Lecture "Unraveling the Mystery of George Mallory" in the Baird
Auditorium at the National Museum of Natural History.
EverestNews.com will feature full dispatches from Adventure
Consultants for Everest Spring 2000
Does Not Count for Records
ALAN HINKES TARGETS THIRD HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN THE WORLD,
KANGCHENJUNGA AS TWELFTH MOUNTAIN ON HIS CHALLENGE TO ACHIEVE BRITISH RECORD
EverestNews.com will feature full dispatches from Jagged Globe for
Everest Spring 2000
Climber to attempt the Messner route on Everest
Change of Guard at the Khumbu Ice Fall
Hoyland and the BBC returns to Everest in Spring 2000 insearch of the camera and Irvine.
headed to Everest Base Camp
Hemmleb Q&A Part 7
climber plans to spend the night on the Summit
Climbers prepare for Everest
all the April 2000 News
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