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Everest North Side Expedition
Chinese SOHU Expedition


Dispatches 5/10/2003: In order to keep away SARS, a group ,which consisted of nine policemen in Dingri City, Tibet, have been send to the surpreme of Everest at 1 o'clock in this afternoon. It is said by the leader of the group that one of the alpine travelers to Nepal had died of SARS. As soon as they heard this, they immediately take actions by sending a team there to sterilize the encampment of mountaineers. [Note this dispatch is unedited, we are requesting more information from the Chinese expedition]

Climbing to the staging base: At 11a.m this morning, China Sohu Mountaineering team has set out for their third marching as planned. A support unit, a report team of 25 members from CCTV (China Central Television) and a yak transportation team have set off again from base camp, pushing forward to the staging base.

The campsites at elevations of 5500 and 5800 meters have been destroyed by gale, so China Sohu Mountaineering Party is going to reach the 6000-meter campsite without a break. At present, the wind-force at base camp has subsided. However, according to the report from rear personnel, the wind-force at the staging base is still strong.

On May 8th, Chinese official website for Yao Ming which is solely undertaken by SOHU has kept a ceremonial of its run.

As an assistant captain of SOHU Mountaineering Party, one member of SOHU color messages group, board chairman and CEO of SOHU, Zhang Chaoyang kindly called YaoMing at base camp of Everest. Zhang said Hello to Yao and Yao tastily answered: "Now you are much higher than I am ........ "

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