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 Daily News: 4/4/2000 Report

For Latest News. For earlier reports: See the News Index for a list of all the Daily Reports. See the Home Page for Individual Stories.  Receiving Reports from over 25 Teams on Everest this Spring 2000.

  • One death on the way to Everest, continued...

A German climber has died.

The Andalucia Everest Expedition attempted to help the climber but could not save the climber life. The Andalucia Everest Expedition latest dispatch is below. 

Other sources (several) informed EverestNews.com of the news.

The Retena Expedition Odyssey Everest 2000 expedition (Inaki Ochoa) reported the news on 3/28/200. However, EverestNews.com takes a conservative approach to reporting deaths and waited...

The Andalucia Everest Expedition has confirmed the news from Everest base camp to EverestNews.com. The Andalucia Everest Expedition has worked very hard on trying to save this life and getting the body down to send it home. 

  • Everest South Side 2000: At Everest Base Camp

Andalucia Everest Expedition leader: MANUEL GONZALEZ DIAZ

This experienced group of seven climbers includes two women   Manuel Gonzαlez, Manuel Salazar, Shelter Ortega, Immaculate Fernandez, Santiago Millαn, Fernando Fernandez-Villancos and Jose Antonio Perez. They have trained the last year for Everest.

Rough Translation: In their words...

Dispatch: 4/1/2000: Again we are communicating the situation to you from this remote place of the Kumbu. Some of the climbers went trekking yesterday and other remained here alone. In order to amuse ourselves today, we went for a walk to the ice fall.  ItItItIt is really as horrifying as we had thought! Those of the trekking group arrive in Katmandu on the 6th of AprilNow 18 others are arriving and all the expedition is together. All of us are well, although  some of us have colds and it is really quite cold out

Camping Bases of Everest MARCH 30th, 2000 

The expedition members and their mountain companions settled in BC yesterday. Some have afflictions of the throats and colds, others have slight symptoms of altitude sickness.  These are all those that accompanied the Andalusians to the base of the highest mountain of the world. On the 27th, when the Andalusians climbers arranged themselves to start their trek from Lobuche and Gorak Shep, a pair of Argentineans arrived at the Andalusian camp, visibly shaken. They asked for a helicopter to rescue a gentleman who was in very bad shape.  He had been unconscious for about ten minutes.  Quickly went to help him.  The evacuation of the body and his companions took place under the coordination of Manuel Salazar and Manuel Gonzαlez.  Additionally, one of Mr. Pietro assistants in charge of the pyramid that performs scientific studies related to altitude sickness also went with them.

All the members of the expedition that are helping, moving towards the base of the Everest and are thoroughly organizing the food and material that will be used by the nine climbers.  The technical material being organized by color codes which, will identify from the place where each article must be transported.  Foods are being packaged in bags you specify, that will allow to the maximum saving of weight while maintaining the minimum of nutrition and hydration to perform the necessary works at altitude. 

The climbers have very been thankful to the group who share their BC, since this disinteresting work will allow a superb organization.

Sherpas responsible for the opening the Khumbu ice fall have already concluded their works to Camp I (CI - 6100 meters), while below them, the Khumbu glacier continues to fill with small tents and camp sites of the teams that will climb on Everest this season.

For the occasion of the arrival of the Andalusians to the BC the Sherpas cooks, " made " a great pie of welcome.  They entertained those who just arrived, in addition Lakpa Sherpa (Sirdar) I present/display to all the team of sherpas that participated in the scaling and the tasks of BC.  

Oxygen, one of the biggest problems of the Andalusians, will arrive at the BC in the coming days, although the expedition is skeptical until it has the actual cylinders.  

EverestNews.com will publish the Andalucia reports in English. Their reports in Spanish, pictures, and more will be on the http://www.deporteandaluz.com/everest.htm site.

  • Lhotse Spring 2000:

Lhotse Grus Expedition lead by Beno Kashkashavili (Georgian) 4 Georgian + 5 Russian, leave for Expedition 1 April.

The International Russian-Georgian expedition "Lhotse-2000"

Yury Baikovsky from Kathmandu specially for RISK-Online. April 1, 2000

The summit-permit for 5 Russian and 4 Georgian climbers has been issued and the expedition works according to the plan. There has been a briefing on the 31st of March in the Ministry of Tourism, all the expedition’s equipment, weighing about two tons, has been bought and packed and the whole team is leaving Kathmandu for Luglha on the 1st of April to arrive to Namche Bazar on the next day, the 2nd of April. Six sherpas and all the loads are to be brought there by helicopter on the 3rd, and the caravan of 50 porters will be formed. The 7-8th of April are the planned days for getting to the Khumbu glacier and pitching Base there.

Please check www.risk.ru for all the details !

Other Lhotse Expedition: International Lhotse Expedition lead by Piotr Pustelnik (Poland) + 6 member from different nationality.

EverestNews.com will attempt to list all the Lhotse expeditions in the next few days on a new Lhotse page.

  • The Quest for 14: Climbers who has completed 10 or more (different) 14 8000 meters peaks. For those who has completed all 14 see our 8000 meter peak page.
Number of Summits Climber Peaks to Complete
13 Fausto De Stefani Lhotse
13 Sergio Martini Lhotse
11 Hans Kammerlander Shisha Pangma, K2, Manaslu
11*** Alan Hinkes Kangchenjunga, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri
10 Marcel Ruedi Died
10 Viktor Groselj No longer climbing the 8000
10 Benoit Chamoux Died
10 Norbert Joos Last summit in 96, assumed no longer climbing the 8000
10 Cering Doje (Tshering Dorje) Chinese Climber K2, G1, Manaslu, Broad Peak
10 Rena (Ren Na) Chinese Climber K2, G1, Manaslu, Broad Peak
10 Bianda Zaxi, Chinese Climber K2, G1, Manaslu, Broad Peak
10 Ed Viesturs Shishapangma, Broad Peak, Annapurna, and  Nanga Parbat
10 Park Young-Seok Shishapangma , K2, Man, B. Peak
10 Uhm Hong-Gil Shishapangma, Lhotse, K2, Kangchenjunga
10 Alberto Inurrategi Annapurna, Manaslu, G1, G2
10 Felix Inurrategi Annapurna, Manaslu, G1, G2

*** Alan's Summit of Cho Oyu has been disputed by some. 

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 Apa Sherpa.

Current Status: The Expedition has arrived and are making their way to base camp. 

EverestNews.com will feature dispatches from this American Expedition.

  • Recent News

Death on the way to Everest

EverestNews.com has learned a 14 year boy plans to attempt the Summit of Everest in Spring 2000

Juan 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.

Summary of Canadian Expeditions on Everest in Spring 2000

Graham Hoyland's Lecture "Unraveling the Mystery of George Mallory" in the Baird Auditorium at the National Museum of Natural History.

Alan Hinkes Q&A

EverestNews.com will feature full dispatches from Adventure Consultants for Everest Spring 2000

Close Does Not Count for Records


EverestNews.com will feature full dispatches from Jagged Globe for Everest Spring 2000

Spanish Climber to attempt the Messner route on Everest

Change of Guard at the Khumbu Ice Fall

Graham Hoyland and the BBC returns to Everest in Spring 2000 in search of the camera and Irvine.

Climbers headed to Everest Base Camp

Jochen Hemmleb Q&A Part 7

India climber plans to spend the night on the Summit

Dutch Climbers prepare for Everest

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