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Potola palace is enormous, a sort of cross between Gormenghast and a
1930s ocean liner".
predominate colors are the electric blue of the sky and the
orangey-brown of the hills".
We've just been informed by the pilot that the winds are too strong for
landing at Lhasa. We will have to fly on to Chengdu".
We encourage you to read our
report on Graham
Hoyland from his lecture in Washington D.C. last month.
Boskoff reporting for Mountain Madness from Everest Base Camp April 10,
It is approximately 1:00 PM on
this beautiful day in Basecamp. Yesterday a Llama from a village down
below performed the puja ceremony, blessing the team and the equipment in
preparation for ascending the mountain. This is a traditional Buddhist
ceremony which was followed by a great party with massive consumption of chang.
Chang is a local alcoholic beverage. Peter
Habeler has earned the
nickname "Mr. Chang"! Ray Yeritsen will be delivering 2 liters
of chang to Peter at Camp I tomorrow.
So far, Peter, Nazir Sabir,
Ray and I have made it through the icefall. Both Camps I & II have been
established and the climbing sherpas are real busy getting things ready for our
climb. Peter and I have both slept at Camp I and Peter is returning there
today for another night. The Canadian team, Ray and I will again ascend
to Camp I tomorrow. We plan to continue on to Camp II and return to Basecamp
in a few days after acclimatizing.
The weather has been great and
everyone is well. Until later, this is Christine signing off.
Christine Boskoff -
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- Everest Spring 2000: Jagged
Globe, Featured Expedition
feature full dispatches from Jagged Globe in Spring 2000. Jagged Globe was
founded by Steve Bell. Steve has more than 20 years of mountaineering
experience including winter ascents of the north faces of the Eiger and
Matterhorn. He claims "Britain's first guided expedition to an 8,000m peak
and was the first Briton to lead clients to the summit of Everest." He has
climbed all of the continental summits and is a fully qualified UIAGM mountain
Steve and Jagged Globe
are known as one of the best guiding companies in the world. Some think the
This year's expedition
will be lead by Australian guide, Andrew Lock (having been on two previous
Everest expeditions and reached the Summit
of K2), supported by Tim Bird. Tim has led expeditions for Jagged
Globe for many years including successful trips to Elbrus, Stok Kangri, Mera and
Island Peak, Aconcagua and Gasherbrum II. A highly regarded professional
instructor (MIC), Tim directs their Scottish Winter Courses, and provides their
UK technical support for training and advice to all their group expeditions
licensed through the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority. They are using
the same Sherpa team as last year.
This is another
international team, comprising: Jack Culley (UK), Joe Wolf (USA), Jeff
Magee (UK), David Spencer (UK), Curt Peterson (USA), Timothy Gregg (USA) , Paul
Giorgio (USA). Joe Wolf hopes to complete his 7 Summits and to be the oldest
summiter this season - he's 61 in March!
The team arrived at base camp on 7 April and is preparing to go to Camp 2
tomorrow (on 11 April). Andrew
Lock has joined the rest of the team and they have already got acquainted with
the Khumbu Icefall, having
made several forays into it over the last few days. There is a temporary
glitch with the email facility hence this report which was sent to the Jagged
Globe office by sat-phone. First-hand reports from the deputy leader, Tim
Bird, are expected to resume on 12 April. Tom Briggs, Jagged Globe office.
Check them out at :http://www.jagged-globe.co.uk/
feature a guest column by
the first climber from the UK who has reached the Summit of Everest from both the
North and South Sides during this year's Everest spring season.
Please submit topics and
questions for Graham or others at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let us know what you are thinking!
During the spring of 2000, our
expedition will return to Mount Everest, after two successful summits to the top of the
world (1997 and 1999), with the purpose that Babu Chiri Sherpa, our Sirdar, will
establish a new world record of speed climbing the summit and Hugo Rodriguez will become
the first Mexican man to achieve three ascents to Mount Everest.
However, our mission is not just
exclusively the sportive challenge implied but to promote a new conscience of common
effort. We will be doing some events supporting Ecology like doing a partial cleaning at
Mount Everest and we will be also working on a medical scientific project in order to
study how extreme heights affects the immunological and cardiovascular systems, as
well as the energetic metabolism.
Dispatch: Hugo continues
on to Camp 2. He
is fine and ask that the next group carrying up to Camp 2 bring him some sodas and batteries.
The weather condition at Camp 2 are much colder and windier.
See his web site
for the full dispatch and more: http://www.everest2000.net
List of Expeditions
have paid for their permits
of Mike Matthews' Body
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