Robert Anderson (left)
and David Hamilton
will lead a British commercial
expedition on the South side of Everest.
Robert career highlights include pioneering a new
route on the 12000ft Kangshung Face of Everest in
1988 where Stephen Venables from his expedition
reached the Summit of Everest. His quest to climb
all 7 Summits solo is documented in his book of
the same name.
born 05/03/61 in Glasgow, UK leads expeditions to
the Karakoram every year since
||A full time guide since 1988, David has
guided more than 50 groups in the Alps, Caucasus,
Africa, South America, Karakoram, China, Nepal. He has
a specialist knowledge of the Karakoram, having led
numerous expeditions there, including many of the
Gasherbrum II (1998, 1999),
Everest (1999), Broad Peak (2000), Spantik (2000).
Other interests: David is a keen ski tourer and has
enjoyed leading ski mountaineering expeditions in the
David has been
regular visitor to Pakistan for the last 15 years. In
his early visits to Pakistan he mostly lead trekking
and small peak groups to Pakistan but with the time we
turn to lead serious climbing expedition. With luck on
his back he is becoming more popular in Mountaineering
Community. This year he is leading two expeditions in
Pakistani mountains one for Gasherbrum II and second
one for Spantik Peak in Arandu Valley. David is an
expert para-glider, he has summits Gasherbrum I and
II, Chogolisa and Trichmir in Hindu Kush, besides
unsuccessful attempt on Masherbrum (K1) and Everest.
Ziel, Kiek Stam, Tony Wickham, John Crellin, Borge
Ousland, Rodrigo Ponce, Alejandro Minakatag,
Peggy Foster, Sibusiso Vilane (Sibusiso is trying
to be the first Black person from African to summit
Mt. Everest.), and Jon Gangdal (you might recall
him from Manaslu 2002 on EverestNews.com).
5/25/2003: At camp4 and expected to attempt the summit
following 6 members & 5 Sherpas of 2003 British
Everest Expedition team have been successful to climb
8848 Meter high Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) on 26 May
2003 at 08:35 AM.
Name of Summiteers
1. Robert Mads Anderson
(45 Yrs), Davenport Drive, Stamford, USA.
2. Fredrick Harold Ziel
(50 Yrs), Garfield Ave, South Pasadena, CA, USA.
3. David William Hamilton
(42 yrs), Mountain Guide, Castle road, Hartshill, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK.
4. Sibusiso Emmanuel
Vilane (33 yrs), Nature Guide, Nationality South African, Mbabans, Swaziland.
5. Rodrigo Ponce Limon
(27 yrs), Silicone Rubber Plant Manager, Av Cuauhtmoc, Ciudad, del Sol,
Zapapon, Jalisco, Mexico.
6. Alejandro Minakata
Garibay (26 yrs), Student, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
7. Thundu Sherpa (25
yrs), Climbing Sherpa, Gaurishankar-1, Dolkha, Nepal.
8. Pasang Tenzing Sherpa
(18 yrs) Climbing Sherpa, Gaurishankar-1, Dolkha, NepaL
9. Dawa Tenzing Sherpa
(27 yrs) Climbing Sherpa, Gaurishankar-1, Dolkha, Nepal.
10. Nima Tenzi
Sherpa (23 yrs) Climbing Sherpa, Gaurishankar-1, Dolkha, Nepal.
11. Pema Tsering
sherpa (32 yrs), Makalu-9, Sankhuwasava, Nepal.
Sibusiso Emmanuel Vilane (33
yrs), Nature Guide from Mbabans, Swaziland becomes the first know Black
African to Summit Everest.