Daily News: 4/7/2000 Report
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Expedition: Thrane & Thrane
satellite communication company, Thrane & Thrane, is sponsoring the first
all Danish Mount Everest Expedition. The expedition named BigE Thrane
& Thrane Danish Everest Expedition 2000 - All eight members of the
BigE-expedition are among the most experienced Danish climbers with significant
mountaineering experience. Leader of the expedition and team doctor is Henrik
Jessen Hansen. Henrik Jessen Hansen has been on five earlier expeditions to
the Himalayas, including one to Mount Everest in 1996. This year was a
disastrous year at Mount Everest with numerous casualties. As a result, Henrik
Jessen Hansen had to give up his personal attempt to reach the summit. Instead
Henrik Jessen Hansen established the world highest located emergency hospital,
where he performed important and needed rescue help.
Thrane & Thrane has
previously sponsored other mountaineering expeditions, including expeditions to
Mt. Everest in 1996 and Gasherbrum I in Pakistan in 1998. However, the
sponsorship of the BigE-expedition is by far the companys biggest sponsorship
investment. The main objective of the BigE-sponsorship is to present Thrane
& Thrane as a leading-edge satellite communications company.
the BigE-expedition Thrane & Thrane is represented by director Lars
Thrane and electronic engineer, Jan Mathorne. Their participation in
the expedition gives Thrane & Thrane a first-hand experience of the Capsat
Messengers quality and reliability. In addition, it demonstrates Thrane &
Thranes unique company spirit. Thrane & Thrane attracts some of the best
electronic engineers and creative minds in the business and the people who work
at Thrane & Thrane strive to push back the limits and reach new heights.
are now in Nepal on our way to Base camp. We are at Lobuje, 4900 meter, and plan
to climb Lobuje Peak the day after tomorrow as an acclimatization climb. Then we
will be faster to climb the Everest icefall and thereby avoid being to long in
the most dangerous part of Everest.
We plan to arrive at Base camp April the 10. but our
Base camp is already established and our Sherpa team is responsible for the icefall route this year.
I'll send more news when we
arrive at Base camp, but our dairy is updated daily on www.tt.dk
Best wishes from
Bo Belvedere Christensen
will be one of two expedition attempting the South Pillar route. The other is a
Spanish expedition (TARRAGONA AL EVEREST) members Joanto Bellν, Josep Marνa
Maixι, Jaume Garroxet, Xavi Lσpez, Xavi Aymar, Jacob Salvadσ, Joan Borreguero.
- Everest Spring 2000:
Byron Smith at C1 !
Current Status: Byron
and the team are at Camp 1, after passing through the beautiful Khumbu Icefall.
They'll stay here two nights, returning to Basecamp April 8.
For video updates (which
are very good), and daily
dispatches check Byron's Expedition out today: http://cbc.ca/everest2000/
- Canadian Everest Expedition 2000:
Current Status: Ben
Webster having a hard time, " I must apologize for being remiss in
my entries over the last few days. Unfortunately, I was unable to dodge the
bacterial infection that had laid low so many of the team."
You can get full details on the
Canadians at the Canadian Everest Expedition 2000's official website -- http://www.canoe.ca/Everest/home.html
Three Dutch Climbers
Frits Vrijlandt, Steven Le Poole, and Joke Groenendaal: Frits and Steven, will
attempt to climb Everest via the North ridge. When they succeed, they will be
the first Dutchmen to do so. Joke will keep you updated.
Current Status: Headed North
! Everyone and
everything across the border safely ZANGMU - After a long ride over bumpy
and sometimes non-existent roads, the expedition has reached China safely today.
Crossing the border is an
exciting process because one never is sure that all luggage that is carried up
by porters, actually reaches the other side of the border.
"This morning we got up
at five to finally make our move to the mountain. The plan was to sleep in
Nyalam at 3600 meters but now we are in a hotel in Zangmu (2300 meters)."
Check them out: http://www.everest.home.nl/
for the full details.
Spring 2000: Everest
Saeed had just come down from Island Peak and was in the village ... He's in
good health; the conditions are excellent and he says hello to everyone. He
should be at Everest base camp in two days (April 6)
Saeed's dispatches from
Nepal can be found at www.everestdream.com
- The Germans and the Austrians:
Chomolungma by fair means without oxygen.
In the German/Austrian tradition
these climbers will attempt Everest from the North without oxygen and by fair means. The
climbers are Bastel Haller, Gustav Weinberger, Dr, Jurgen Zapf, Barbara Hirschbichler,
Rudi Roozen, Georg Simair, and Mag. Thomas Lammie. Bastel has arranged communications to
send some limited reports from Everest to EverestNews.com.
More Information: The
expedition group is trying to climb Everest from the north by fair means.
It is a scientific expedition which means Mag. Thomas Laemmle and Dr. Juergen
Zapf are investigating on food and its effect on the ability to work
and act in extreme altitude. Measurements that might not have never been made
Messner latest adventure
Quest for 14
on the way to Everest continued
on the way to Everest
has learned a 14 year boy
plans to attempt the Summit of Everest in Spring 2000
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
expedition is already
of 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.
will feature full dispatches from Adventure Consultants for Everest Spring 2000
Does Not Count for Records
HINKES TARGETS THIRD HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN THE WORLD, KANGCHENJUNGA AS TWELFTH
MOUNTAIN ON HIS CHALLENGE TO ACHIEVE BRITISH RECORD
will feature full dispatches from Jagged Globe for Everest Spring 2000
Climber to attempt the Messner route on Everest
of Guard at the Khumbu Ice Fall
Hoyland and the BBC returns to Everest in Spring 2000 in search of the camera and
Hemmleb Q&A Part 7
climber plans to spend the night on the Summit